Los Angeles based Elektra group Saint Motel Take Us Into Dark Adventure With New album “The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack“
The upcoming dates mark Saint Motel’s first live shows since their sold-out U.S. tour wrapped in March of 2020. The band’s U.S. tour will kick off this September with three special hometown shows at Los Angeles, CA’s The Roxy Theatre, and wrap on Halloween at Madison, WI’s Majestic Theater. In March of 2022, the band will return to the road for a European tour.
They say about the album: “We’d love it if it had the same effect as a great movie, where you feel a part of the adventure,” Saint Motel frontman A/J Jackson shared. “And just like the hero, you come out of the journey a new version of yourself, a version shaped by what you encountered along the way.”
Blissfully distanced from everyday life, the collection partly owes its untethered quality to Jackson’s secluded creative process, which saw him compose much of the album at a house in the mountains outside of L.A. Co-produced by Jackson and Grammy Award-winner Mark Needham (The Killers, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaac), the album continues the Saint Motel custom of joyfully blurring genres, bringing in elements of everything from symphonic pop to big band.
Among many highlights, “Van Horn” has amassed nearly 20 million streams, while the band performed it on ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Receiving critical acclaim, Billboard praised “Preach” as “flirty, danceable anthem,” whileAmerican Songwriter poured over the album’s concept in an in-depth interview with A/J. Further looks came from People,SPIN, Paste, Ladygunn, and more.
Saint Motel’s “New World” upholds what has become a tradition of engaging with groundbreaking technology for the guys. In 2016, they dropped their Elektra full length debut saintmotelevision as the first-ever Virtual Reality album and first-ever Augmented Reality album and accompanied the record with the free saintmotel AR/VR app.