Following on from the release of his brilliant debut single ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Guy’, which has since gone on to amass more than 250k streams since its unveiling in March, 22-year-old troubadour Archie Langley aka St Lundi has now returned to deliver his highly anticipated follow up ‘Ruin’ on May 6th through Propeller Recordings (Slotface, Dagny).
Much like his previous offering, ‘Ruin’ sees the producer take to the piano for this smooth and heartfelt new ballad. Coupling atmospheric production with his own sweet and soaring vocals, his newest cut cements him as one of the more endearing new artists to have emerged so far this year.
Speaking about the song’s inspiration, Archie explains, “Miscommunication can often lead to confusion. This song is a take on how two people in love are on the brink of breaking down as a result of not doing something that seems so simple to most, talking. This story represents the moment of realisation when one pleads with the other to speak about the troubles they both face or risk letting what they have built go to ruin.”
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.
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