New Audio: Singapore-born, Sydney-based St. Humain Shares Funky, Self-Deprecating Bop

Rising Singapore-born, Sydney-based singer/songwriter, producer and self-described “genre-agnostic” artist St. Humain creates music informed by his multicultural upbringing and life: Starting out songwriting while in his teens back in his native Singapore, he moved to Sydney, where he learned production.

After encouragement from music industry friends, St. Humain released his debut single, 2017’s “Make a Move,” which caught the attention of the Capitol Music Group in Los Angeles. Capitol Music Group signed him and re-released the single through their Listen For Pleasure imprint. The Singapore-born, Sydney-based artist released his debut EP Emotional Sauna back in 2019. And just as things were starting to get exciting, the pandemic struck and threw a monkey wrench in his — and everyone else’s plans and hopes.

St. Humain’s work has amassed over a million streams to date while receiving praise from Billboard, Live Nation’s One to Watch, Earmilk and a lengthy list of others. He has also had singles land on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh Finds playlists, Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist and Amazon Music’s Brand New Music Playlist.

In 2021, “Sick Sad Love Song” landed on Spotify’s new music playlists all across Asia. He continued to write new music, including the material, which will appear on his sophomore EP Metadramatic. Metadramatic sees the rising Singapore-born, Sydney-based artist boldly pushing his sound towards the intersection of pop, electronic music and R&B paired with introspective, self-analytic lyrics drawing from his own life.

Metadramatic‘s latest single “Wanna Talk” is a radio friendly bop centered around a razor sharp, rousingly anthemic hook, an irresistible, funky groove, twinkling synths paired with the Singapore-born, Sydney-based artist’s plaintive yet soulful falsetto. But underneath the slick production and tight grooves is a satirical, self-deprecating song that features a narrator, who recognizes that they’re awkward and have a difficult time even chatting up a love interest but ironically, they feel comfortable pouring their heart out to thousands of strangers — on stage. The universal thread at the core of the song is something familiar to all of us: love can make even the most confident of us feel a foolishly crippling self-doubt.