“With echoes of Chris Martin and Ben Howard, St. Lundi could quite quickly become your favourite, new emerging singer-songwriter this year.” – Record Of The Day
HEAVY WORDS EP OUT NOW
Following on from the release of his highly-praised debut EP ‘Heavy Words’, which arrived at the end of July, 23-year-old troubadour Archie Langley aka St Lundi has now returned to deliver the official video for the collection’s spellbinding title-track.
Working alongside director Oli Brotherhood, the pair looked to create a video that was reminiscent of the track’s core narrative; the building up and then destruction of a relationship. Using a mixture of vibrant and metaphorical imagery, alongside the artist’s own captivating performance, this new clip looks to create a deep and thought-provoking journey that highlights some of the song’s more personal and intimate moments.
Speaking about the new video, St Lundi explains, “The idea behind the video is that it follows stages throughout a relationship. The first dates, moving in together and then unfortunately falling apart and separating. This ties in well with the theme of the song as it’s written about the moment one knows the end of a relationship is near as their partner is holding onto heavy words.”
St Lundi’s debut EP ‘Heavy Words’ is available to stream and download now, and features the previously shared tracks ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Guy’, ‘Ruin’ and ‘Learn To Let Go’, which have since gone on to amass radio support from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as landing on Spotify’s ‘Sad Songs’, ‘Easy’ and ‘New Pop UK’ and Apple Music’s ‘New Music Daily’ and ‘In My Room’. They have also been supported by Youtube channels Mahogany, Alexrainbird, Ethereal Music, Indievibes and many more.
Since the release of his sophomore single ‘Ruin’, St Lundi was one of a small number of up-and-coming new artists to feature on KYGO’s new album ‘Golden Hour’, which was released on May 29th, and also featured contributions from One Republic, Zara Larsson, Kim Petras, Whitney Houston, Oh Wonder and more.
His featured album track titled ‘To Die For’ showcases St. Lundi’s prowess for writing effecting love songs, and has already amassed 5 million streams and seen his Spotify monthly listeners soar to over 1 million listeners.
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.
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