St. South is the moniker for Australian singer-songwriter-producer-multi-instrumentalist Olivia Gavranich. She self-released her debut EP Nervous Energy in 2016, which garnered millions of streams, as well as TV placements with The Vampire Diaries and The Fosters. She followed that up with 2017’s Inure and is currently working on new music. Without any outside support and no touring history, St. South has already built a steady and dedicated fanbase, with over 23,000 fans across social properties and almost 400,000 monthly listeners at Spotify alone.
As a songwriter, singer, self-taught producer and multi-instrumentalist, St. South has worked tirelessly on the skills required to make the kind of nuanced and soulful electro she’s known for. Get Well Soon unfolds a story of grief, heartbreak and ultimately, self-love.
She recently released her anticipated debut album Get Well Soon, and today she shares a new music video for stand-out track “RED.” St. South says about “RED,” “Sometimes people we love don’t treat us how we hope they will. Sometimes we accept their love due to lack of love for ourselves. ‘RED’ is about realizing this very sentiment and mustering the strength to walk away from someone who doesn’t treat you how you deserve to be treated.” As we listened to the track we felt a calming, yet enticing feeling, and it made us want more. We truly loved the vocals, and the production calmed it well. The music video features new style hip-hop dancer Diavion with his interpretation of the track. It was an incredibly unique video, and one of our favorites as of recent. Watch + share the video below.
Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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