Following up the enormous acclaim he garnered for his 2019 debut album ‘The Cost Of Living’, Edmonton singer and songwriter St.Arnaud has now returned to announce the details behind his highly-anticipated follow-up LP ‘Love And The Front Lawn’, alongside new lead single ‘Catching Flies’.

The press release for the album promises that the latest single Catching Flies will have more of St.Arnaud’s “distinctive and diverse instrumentation” along with his “light yet textured approach to the sweeping indie-pop sound”

Speaking about his latest offering, he described the latest single, Catching Flies as “somehow, St.Arnaud’s covid song, if there’s going to be one. Dropped into an inner monologue of feigning amusement and a sigh of complacency, a tone of equal parts smoky and cheeky set the scene of a twenty-something’s life and love on pause.”

 

The indie-pop songster from Edmonton, Canada is a little bit of everywhere to everyone. Working alongside his brother and fellow creative, the YouTube animator GingerPale, St.Arnaud found a loving home on YouTube and Spotify with legions of eager listeners and was swept up in dozens of tour dates across Canada and the USA.


The album follows St.Arnaud’s well-thought-of 2019 debut The Cost of Living which was heralded by Exclaim! For “rich atmospheric production” and “blunt sardonic songwriting.”

His debut album was a DIY tour-de-force of fun-loving melodies overlaying themes of death, loss, and anxiety. His new album, 2022’s Love and the Front Lawn continues the sad lyrics/happy melodies framework but with a new instrumental palette. St.Arnaud has performed with Basia Bulat, Reuben and the Dark, and Lucy Rose among countless others.


“I want the album to continue the thread of self-reflection, vulnerability, and rawness
” that made up The Cost of Living says St.Arnaud, “but with notable departures in texture and form.”

Speaking in the album’s press-release St.Arnaud promises the latest album will be about “moving through self-doubt, loving, leaving and being left, and anxiously wasting away through some of the best years of one’s lifeLove and the Front Lawn is the catchiest self-reminder to be kinder to yourself, to let go and try to enjoy where you are.”

Working with producer Graham Lessard brings out the texture and dark corners of the songs through slippery slide guitar and keyboards throughout. Harkening back to 60s protest folk and 70s early indie, Ian’s beaming, clever lyrics belay the more cerebral themes of the songs.

St.Arnaud will be releasing his sophomore album ‘Love And The Front Lawn’ on April 29th with his new single ‘Catching Flies’ available to stream here now.

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