Supporting acts like Bruce Springsteen and HAIM, self-releasing his own EP, and traveling all over the UK (all by the age of 19), Nottingham musician Saint Raymond has accomplished wonders for his short time in the industry. Luckily for A Music Blog, Yea?, Saint Raymond (also known as Callum Burrows) took the time to have a nice chat with us. Dive into our interview below where we discuss the Young Blood Tour, his love for Batman, and being kidnapped by models.
AMBY: Hello Saint Raymond, cheers for speaking with AMBY today! Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Saint Raymond: Hello. I’m Saint Raymond- a musician from Nottingham. Nice to meet you..
AMBY: You’ve just finished your Young Blood Tour. How as it?
Saint Raymond: Tour was amazing. Getting to travel all over the UK and playing to such good crowds was so fun. My hometown Nottingham show was pretty nuts. I can’t wait to get back out there for festivals in the summer.
AMBY: Which three items could you not live without while touring?
Saint Raymond: My laptop, Xbox, and iPod.
AMBY: Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration?
Saint Raymond: It really depends from song to song. Sometimes it’s a personal thing, sometimes it comes from a friend or it could be something I’ve watched or read about.
AMBY: Your new track Everything She Wants is fantastic. What’s the story behind it?
Saint Raymond: Thanks! It’s a song I wrote a couple of years back, and it all came about quite quickly. I just wanted to really finish it up this year and get it to where I wanted it.
AMBY: You self-released your Escapade EP last year, and recently announced a new Ghosts EP due out in May. What’s the significance behind the title Ghosts EP?
Saint Raymond: Ghosts is the 3rd track on the new EP, and it felt the most relevant as that song is about my last few months and where I am now.
AMBY: Which Saint Raymond lyric is your favourite?
Saint Raymond: Probably any of the lyrics from ‘As We Are Now’ because that is such a personal referencing song to me.
AMBY: If you could choose to have your music featured in any movie or show, which would you choose?
Saint Raymond: Batman. I love Batman too much.
AMBY: Where would your dream concert take place and who would be in the line-up?
Saint Raymond: On a beach somewhere hot. Oasis and Bon Iver are headlining, but secretly I’m hoping Katy Perry turns up.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Saint Raymond that nobody knows yet?
Saint Raymond: I got kidnapped by 4 models last week. (might have been for a music video).
Thank you Saint Raymond, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout