Reaching out to ask for help can often be one of the hardest things to do. It could be the fear of appearing like a failure that stops you or the apprehension that your request will be denied. Self-preservation is an odd thing, but there’s an amazing potential for self-improvement if you can break through those concerns. We go on such a journey with Toronto-based artist Alexander Saint in his resplendent new single ‘Thank You’.
Reminiscent of singer-songwriters like Jordan Mackampa and Son Little, Saint‘s soulful nature is heard within every heartfelt “ooh” or tender falsetto, making his vocal an integral part of this artist’s honest storytelling. He’s not just saying these words, he’s feeling them with absolute authenticity.
“I’ve had a really hard time asking people for help in my life. I always thought I was being a burden or was never worthy if I wasn’t able to shoulder everything on my own. I’m so thankful that there were people who have helped me through the good and bad, and I wrote this song as a way for me to thank anyone and everyone who picked me up when I was down. It’s a feel-good song, but also very reflective. Reminiscing on past moments, as well as future ones. I never would have gotten to where I am alone, and I thank everyone who has made me who I am today.”
By the end of this guitar-led number, Saint has pushed aside his insecurities and done what he should have done all along, expressed “thank you”. It’s certainly a lesson we can all take away from this delightful listen.
Check out ‘Thank You’ in our new Soul & Grooves playlist.
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