Suzanne Santo releases “Save For Love”
Garage sale, now Austin, Texas second solo album Suzanne Santo, is made up of 12 songs written between Hozier’s rehearsals, some with Santo taking refuge on a farm on the rural Irish coast, while others were completed during bus rides, behind-the-scenes writing sessions and hotel stays. A multi-faceted designer, fans probably know Santo from her work in the musical duo Honeyhoney and her long tour with Hozier, of which she was both the opener and a member of the group. The Cleveland, Ohio-born artist’s creative output extends to the screen as well, having had acting roles in several series and feature films. And today Santo comes out Garage salethe third single from “Save For Love; »Listen on all streaming platforms by clicking here. Garage sale releases August 27 via Soundly Music.
The album features Santo at the top of his game musically, writing his own string arrangements and singing each song in a nimble and acrobatic voice, perhaps in part because of the cathartic creation process and what it meant for she professionally and personally. . Sometimes she bridges the gap between indie-rock and neo-soul. On other tracks, she mixes gospel influences with a deconstructed R&B rhythm. Fans will hear layers of spatial and atmospheric electric guitar and Shakey Graves on a rainy day ballad driven by a metronomic drum motif, and Gary Clark Jr. punctuated with fiery fretwork. Shakey Graves and Gary Clark Jr. both represent Santo’s commitment and respect to the Austin, Texas music community. Realizing that there is more than tequila in the water in Texas, Santo relocates to Austin and this album is the musical equivalent of an owner purging his old possessions in order to free up a much needed room.
The first single from the album “Bad Beast” is also available to listen to on all DSPs and by clicking here, and finds Santo struggling with creativity in a particularly addicting battle with insomnia. “Common Sense”, the second single from the album, was released in June and is also available to stream by clicking here.