St Lundi is the creative output of 22 year-old Archie Langley and collaborators. Today, March 12th sees the release of their debut single ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Guy’ through Propeller Recordings (Slotface, Dagny). This stunning piano ballad is a beautiful introduction to this prolific songwriter.
Speaking about the song’s inspiration Archie explains, “Whilst watching a TV show – where the main character was wrongly imprisoned – I started thinking about unrequited love within a relationship and how gut wrenching it can be. The song represents that moment where you realise you need to walk away or remain love’s prisoner, so to speak.”
At 21 years of age, having grown up on the little known English Channel outpost ‘Hayling Island’, Archie Langley found himself living with family, in and out of dead end jobs, whilst trying to build a name for himself as a singer-songwriter in the Portsmouth and Hampshire area.
One evening – with very little to his name – Archie went out to the local newsagent and instead of going home, he spontaneously bought a one-way train ticket to London. The next evening he played an open mic night where he met some new friends who offered him a couch as accommodation which soon became his home for the next 6 months whilst laying the foundations of a new life in the capital.
A poet at heart – with a bold voice and songwriting that draws comparisons to Chris Martin, Ben Howard and Damien Rice – Archie has now honed his craft, with a skill for scribing emotionally charged, metaphor laden songs about love and life. Conceived as a shape-shifting project – St Lundi encompasses collaborations with songwriters and musician friends that Archie has met on his journey.
St Lundi is now signed to Propeller, who have recently helped to launch many up and coming artists including Au/Ra, Declan J Donovan, Yungblud and manage Spotify top 300 streaming artist Seeb. This has led to Archie working with new collaborators that have seen success with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, JC Stewart and many others.
This year, Archie will release his debut EP, alongside writing for other projects, which includes songs on Seeb’s forthcoming LP. St Lundi will also be performing live across the UK and EU.
See St Lundi live:
March 24th – London, Paper Dress Vintage supporting WILDES
April 23rd – London, East of Eden @ Slaughtered Lamb
May 2nd – Live at Leeds Festival
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