Last week saw the long-awaited release of Saint Clair visual EP and short film titled “In The Violet Hour: A Portrait On Grief.” The EP can now be streamed here, and the short film can be seen below:
Over the last few weeks, Saint Clair has been dropping the stunning tracks that feature on this wonderful EP. The short film was directed by the singers her actor/director sister Tamsin. “In The Violet Hour: A Portrait On Grief” takes you on a whirlwind journey. A treacherous, yet beautiful journey about the process of grieving. In four impactful, and powerful chapters, the sisters were able to showcase their grieving experience in the most creative way.
When talking about the EP, Saint Clair says;
“I am so thrilled to finally share my new visual EP, ‘in the violet hour: a portrait on grief’ in its entirety. We have been unveiling the project in chapters since July, bringing the audience with us on a journey through the different stages of grief, and the time has now come to release the short film in its intended form (which includes the fourth and final chapter: acceptance). This piece is dedicated to my amazing dad – an unforgettable life force – and I very much hope it resonates with anyone experiencing their own loss.”
“‘in the violet hour: a portrait on grief’ is a creative collaboration between my sister and I brought about by the mutual experience of losing our father in 2015. Inspired by music that Emma (aka Saint Clair) had written about her dealings with grief, I then developed a visual landscape to accompany the songs, exploring my own alien feelings of grief in the process.”
The singer celebrated the release with a special screening in London’s Genesis cinema followed by a Q&A hosted by Angharad George-Carey of The Daddy Issues Podcast. Her plans in 2021 is to perform these stunning tracks live in front of an audience.
This is truly one of the most beautiful pieces of work that you will see in 2020. A perfect comfort blanket if you are experiencing the same process. For future updates on what Saint Clair is up to, be sure to follow her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
So, what did you think of “In The Violet Hour: A Portrait On Grief”? What’s your favourite track? Let us know over on our Twitter now! – @AboutThe_Noise