No two lives are the same with experiences shaping us as the individuals we will grow up to be. No two pains are the same but the empathy we embody allows us to form a connection with fellow beings through similar experiences. Whilst each experience is specific to us as individuals, at some point in our lives we have all encountered the serious issue of bullying. Whether it be through first hand experience, witnessing or even partaking, bullying is a universal pain we can all understand. One 13-year-old boy is bravely sharing his story alongside Massive Attack guitarist, Angelo Bruschini, in Saint Mars upcoming single ‘Somewhere Somebody.’
Saint Mars have already seen success last year with their critically acclaimed EP, Ocean Blues, and are now working on their forthcoming concept album with ‘Somebody Somewhere’ being our first look. ‘Somebody Somewhere’ is a powerful song of spine chilling proportions in its haunting innocence and honesty. The message of the song is simple but has been layered in a deep, resonating sound of keyboard, drums, guitar and painfully vulnerable lyrics. The single tells the tale of a young protagonist laying out the unrealistic expectations the world has of him and the punishment he receives for not achieving them but staying strong in the face of ridicule. The combination of the hard drums and soft keyboard interspersed with electric guitar marry the real-life struggle of keeping hope during the seemingly darkest of times. Saint Mars have gone above and beyond with ‘Somebody Somewhere’ by not only creating something inspiring concerning something so important but by giving the song the authenticity that makes it so chilling through the vocals of 13-year-old Tryzdin Grubbs.
Handpicked by Marc Darcange, the man in charge of Saint Mars, Tryzdin found himself in the stratosphere of fame at the age of 11 through a Youtube video of him covering Adele’s ‘Hello’. A beautifully challenging song to even attempt no matter pull off, the video has gained 3.4 million views so far and lead to Tryzdin’s involvement on ‘Somebody Somewhere.’ The aim of Saint Mars’ concept album is authenticity so including a young voice on the first single was a step towards this but Tryzdin has been able to draw from his own personal experience with bullying and lay down those raw and innocent vocals that will have everyone in tears once the song has been released on April 28th.
Alongside Tryzdin are keyboardist/singer Marc Darcange; guitarist/bassist, Angelo Bruschini (Mars Attacks) and bassist/keyboardist/singer, Jason X. ‘Somebody Somewhere’ will be available from April 28th alongside a narrative based music video giving visuals to the story being told. A song about self-love and acceptance told through yearning vocals and an admirable maturity, ‘Somebody Somewhere’ is both a brilliant and beautiful song.
Review by Skye W. Winwood