Alt-Pop band, Saint Slumber are thrilled to announce their new EP and the last chapter of their Trilogy, YOUTH//3, to be released on August 16th. To celebrate they have released the first single “MANTRA” that is out now and streaming onThe Noise. YOUTH//3 will continue to tell the trilogy’s story of the trials, tribulations, growth and celebrations of the youth coming into their own.
The band says, “Choosing the first single for our new record was an important process for us. YOUTH//3 isn’t just a “new EP” for Saint Slumber, it’s the final installment in what we consider to be our debut record: the YOUTH// trilogy. It marks the completion of us finding our voice, finding our sound, and there was no better song to signify that than MANTRA. MANTRA is the distillation of every song we’ve ever written, it’s the sound that you can hear us trying to find on our first two records, YOUTH//1 and YOUTH//2. It’s a song about idealization, about placing everything you have on one hope, one dream, one person, and it serves as our thesis statement as a band.”
With the goal of breaking a full-length album into three parts, both YOUTH//1 (Red) and YOUTH//2 (Blue) The previous EPs were met with an outpour of press and industry support which garnered coverage from Billboard, Earmilk, Alternative Press, Nylon and other prominent media outlets throughout their respective campaigns. In 2018 the band played a handful of iHeartRadio Music Festivals in Philadelphia, PA sharing the stage with artists such as 30 Seconds to Mars, Walk the Moon, Portugal. the Man, The Struts, and more! The band wrapped up their 2018 touring schedule with an East Coast / Midwest run with Young Rising Sons and then headed straight into the studio shortly thereafter to begin recording YOUTH// 3 with producer Nicholas Goncalves of 8 Graves.
Saint Slumber, Modern Machines and Adventure Club united to collaborate on a cover of Taking Back Sunday’s, MAKEDAMNSURE which received widespread support from tastemaker sites such as EDM.com, YouTube’s Proximity Channel, EDM Sauce, This Song Slaps and more who celebrate the new take on the popular Emo/Rock band’s iconic song . The song currently has over 1.7Million+ streams on Spotify alone and has received dozens of playlist placements across all the DSPs.
Saint Slumber ended 2018 with the release of their cover of FEVER which landed them their first New Music Friday placement on Spotify. Shortly there after the band’s track was featured on the Alternative Beats playlist along with being added to multiple listener playlists across the platform.