Black Saint is an enigmatic UK collective comprised of DJs, producers and songwriters who have united to bring their sound to dance floors and festivals all over the world. Now, fresh from a storming set on Toddla T’s soundsystem at Notting Hill Carnival, comes “Could You Love Me?”
Bringing together elements of house, R&B, trap and hip-hop, “Could You Love Me” embodies the band’s genre-blurring approach to music. The video has been directed by award-winning director Josh Cole (Rudimental, Chase & Status).
Explaining the Black Saint moniker, they say: “Black represents the origin of our main music influences and in many ways reflects today’s modern culture, especially in regard to music. Thanks to the likes of Bob Marley and Soul II Soul, barriers in class, race, colour and creed have been broken down as we’ve all united in music.”
As for Saint: “That represents the desire for perfection in others and within ourselves. Even though that seems impossible, we’re driven by the sense that it’s attainable and we’re united as we strive towards it. Saints are also detached from self-seeking interests and can make a profound difference in the lives of others – and that’s something we’d like to achieve with our music.”
The collective are about to begin a series of live streamed “guerrilla-style” events – a response to the decline of London’s club culture.
“Could You Love Me?” is out now.