Alexander Saint‘s latest single ‘Bad Friends’ is a deeply personal and introspective piece that speaks to his struggles with depression and self-doubt. The somber finger-picked acoustic guitar and soft reflective synths in the intro create a melancholic and introspective atmosphere, taking the listener on a late-night walk with Saint as he battles his inner demons. The lyrics are both metaphorical and literal, touching on the theme of navigating relationships with people who claim to have your best interests at heart but never show up when you need them. The climatic chorus, “Bad friends, bad friends. Bad friends are gonna be my end”, is a haunting reminder that sometimes misplaced trust in the wrong people can be our downfall.
The entire song radiates with raw and honest songwriting is a breath of fresh air in the alt-folk space. As a multi-instrumentalist and seasoned musician, he showcases his prowess as a songwriter and storyteller, creating a soundscape that is both contemplative and emotive. Drawing inspiration from artists such as John Lennon, Matt Maeson, Noah Kahan and Lewis Del Mar, Saint offers a fresh perspective on loss, love, and the human experience.
‘Bad Friends’ is a powerful and introspective single that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with self-doubt or the pain of betrayal.
You can also listen to ‘Bad Friends’ in our Folk This Way playlist.
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