Saint Rock is an Electronic duo based in London and Paris consisting of Adam Parker and Fabian Faupel. They touch on genres of RnB, pop, urban, future bass, EDM, indie, soul, and many more styles. Aside from producing their own music, they also produce music for record labels, DJs, TV shows, movies, commercials, and other sync opportunities. Saint Rock’s sound and songwriting are influenced by their broad knowledge of the music history of the past decades and classic pop music producers.
A female vocalist is introduced to us by Saint Rock on their latest single "Cakewalk," who surrounds the production with a pop-like exhibition and an unforgettable weekend twist, as she floats elegantly over the beat with her poise and heartfelt lyrics.
As she sings about a lover, she describes a relationship that went through daily struggles, and how she stood up for what she believed in, regardless of what was going on around her. The lyrics describe the enormity of his love for her and how she would rather explore and discover the unknown with him than spend time on the negative, and the line, "this should be a cakewalk," embodies those sentiments perfectly.
"Cakewalk's" concept of 'breaking free into new and better fits perfectly with the song's upbeat and inspiring production, and the choice of vocalists complete the song's aurora as she carries us away with her lively and powerful lyrics.
Saint Rock brought the heat with this one, tailoring it all for the perfect weekend experience, they've set out to shine bright this 2022.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Saint Rock, and congratulations on your latest release, "Cakewalk." When you sat down to create "Cakewalk," what were your biggest inspirations, and what was the process like?
So we wanted to write an upbeat pop dance track in the style of Sigala, Ella Henderson, and Kygo. But we took inspiration with soul and from a different direction, in particular, one of our favorite groups; the Bee Gees. We really liked the guitar arrangement in their early 90's tune "One." So we began with tracking down a chord progression with some guitar layering in a similar style to One. And then adding a light, breezy guitar riff. A pop dance song wouldn't be that style without plenty of modern synths and a fat bassline which, of course, we threw in. We then built the beat, drums, percussions, cymbals, effects, etc. We then filled the background with a bunch of pads and filtered synths to enhance the soundscape. Now for some vocals! We used triplets and o vowels to stay modern in the verses before getting more boulder and simpler in the chorus. Lyrics, in general, include a very positive, bright vibe.
How was the name "Cakewalk" chosen for this single?
The name "Cakewalk" honestly just came out of the blue. We usually go with unusual titles for the majority of our track names/or something a little different.
What is the message you're trying to deliver with "Cakewalk?"
The message we are trying to deliver is that when something really clicks and works, it can be so easy. It doesn't have to be a chore. It should be fun and enjoyable.
What's next for you?
What's next for us? We have a release early next month on escape records and the plan this year was ideally a release every month which we are currently on course to do. Increasing our audience while building our catalog of work.