Back in late 2020, Tommy Saint made his debut with “Could You Please?”, a searing piece of alt-rap that paired an ominous, theremin-sounding synth melody with fast-talking raps and a husky singing style on the hook. Now, after spending much of 2021 hard at work on his debut EP, Saint Season, the multi-talented rapper, singer and producer returns with the project’s first single, “My Phone”.
Produced, written, and performed by Tommy Saint, his uniquely low-slung singing style is the star of the show as he details a life lived through a phone and a certain contact he’d rather avoid. For the visuals, director Ilan Lampl follows Tommy through a kaleidoscope of different scenes, from the four walls of his bedroom to what looks like a forest floor in the dead of night.
Speaking with Complex via email, Tommy said: “I wrote ‘My Phone’ while in lockdown, when the only method of communication was via the phone. I wrote and recorded the vocals with just the simple piano chords and then began building the production around that. The video ended up being a lot darker than I had initially imagined, but it worked out perfectly. The reflective orange suit worn in the forest was an on-the-spot idea, but ended up being my favourite look from the video. I’m excited for people to hear this track, with it being so stylistically different from my previous releases.”
Peep the “My Phone” visuals exclusively above.