Janet Devlin’s stunning new single “Saint Of The Sinners” (out November 1, 2019 via OK Good! Records), rides the waves made by September’s “Confessional,” a track that announced her return to the industry to retake her crown as the queen of quirky folk-pop. Written with song-writing team Alkemi, and producer Jonathan Quarmby (Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker) in the winter of 2016 when Janet was 21, “Saint Of The Sinners” is an expression of marching melancholy, revealing a past full of hurt, regret and the damaging and destructive perils of depression.
She employs a soaring violin line to represent the mournful mood of the lyrics, interwoven with a low whistle; once more creating a sublime distillation of the bond with her Irish heritage. The determined drive of the middle eight is symbolic of challenges being met and the need to overcome; facing up to truths about herself and the ripple effect that her actions were having around her. “I needed the chorus to come alive with a bang; giving the whole section a marching drumbeat and strident violin line, conveys an energy and spirit I felt when trying to turn my life around.”