SANTINO LE SAINT
- Height6'2.5'' / 189cm
- Shoes10.5 US / 10 UK, 44.5 EU
- Height189cm / 189cm
- Shoes10 UK, 44.5 EU
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For Santino, exposure to a variety of genres is second-nature. The Brixton-based vocalist, musician and producer found his own identity in his earlier years burying himself in the discographies of Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Nirvana and Bullet For My Valentine. He cites their style of music as forming instrumental parts of his sound as it pertains to rock; from chord progressions to their sonic directions. Elsewhere, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix also helped in building Santino’s contemporary artistic canvas. Professionally known as Santino Le Saint, the singer marries his soft-rock offering with new-age R&B establishing a unique identity at the intersections of both genres.
Spurred on by an unwavering self-belief, Santino Le Saint began his solo career, soon after founding the Cloud X collective alongside David Dabieh and Benjamin Cross. Together the trio created Santino’s debut EP ‘CLOUD 304’ in 2017. The four track project is moody in its sonic-offering, lamenting across trap-soul, R&B and pop-rock. Honing in on his desires for love, his vocals are ghoulish and distinct, quickly marking him as an alluring British vocalist.
In 2020, Santino Le Saint is bigger and bolder than ever. Leaning further into his emo-laced offering, the 22-year-old borrows from the late Lil Peep and XXXTentation, the electric guitar for instance forms a core part of his Empire debut ‘Rage Of Angels’. However, it’s Santino’s vulnerabilities and lyricism which allow him to construct his own musical landscape on British shores.
Santino also incorporates classic Hollywood movies into his universe. When speaking about his dual EP releases, he cites 1999’s ‘The Matrix’ as the foundation for his ‘Blue Pill’ and ‘Red Pill’ EP’s. “The blue pill would be the concept of not giving a fuck, with the red pill being the romantic side. The blue pill is the night before and the red, the morning after.” Both projects quickly earmark Santino Le Saint as one of the most ambitious R&B acts in modern Britain.
With his forthcoming debut album created with some of the most talented musicians and producers in the UK, features from some of the UK’s biggest artists and award worthy visuals with Emmy nominated videographer and Director Brendan O’Connor, he seeks to lean further into his experiences as a renaissance man. Armed with backing from platforms such as COLORS, Notion, BBC, Complex and more, he says that he will continue to challenge masculinity, stating that he enjoys showcasing vulnerability.