Saint Mars is a new indie pop band founded by Cedric Aegerter (a.k.a. Marc Darcange or M.D.) and featuring the yearning vocals of viral sensation Tryzdin, from Ohio, who gained more than 30 millions views on Youtube with his cover of Adele's song "Hello".
The band features prestigious musicians, such as the guitarist of the legendary Trip-Hop collective Massive Attack, Angelo Bruschini.
FIRST RELEASE AND RAVE REVIEWS
The band released a first EP in early 2017, accompanied by a video clip ("Ocean Blues"), to great critical acclaim, some even claiming it was the « most promising alternative rock band to come out of the U.K. for some time ».
The band is currently working on its first full length album, "Boys Never Cry", a concept album about a boy’s bullying experience, based on a true story. Produced by Aubrey Whitfield (London, UK), the album has been written in collaboration with American songwriter Britt Warner (October’s Child, Los Angeles, CA). The sound of the album is modern and innovative, both influenced by hip hop and baroque music. In search of an original approach, the band looked for a young singer able to perform the vocal parts of the album revolving around the experience of this young boy. Tryzdin (12 at that time, from Columbus, Ohio) was chosen without hesitation and will perform on most tracks of the album.
THE DISCOVERING OF TRYZDIN
« As we were writing our first concept album about bullying », M.D. says, « I felt the need to find a young singer who could give credibility to the album. That young singer was supposed to play the boy bullied by his classmates. The problem is that I couldn’t find anybody I lived and I got pretty despaired. So…one day I started to search on Youtube. And the first one I found was a 11-year old boy with a weird name, Tryzdin, singing « Hello » and “The One and Only” by Adele….and something happened; I don’t know exactly what, but Tryzdin triggered something in me and I felt that he was the only one I would ever need. »
FIRST RELEASE WITH TRYZDIN
The two first singles and videos of the band featuring Tryzdin, “Somewhere Sombebody” and « Ocean Blues (acoustic) » were realeased in April-May 2018. They were received in the press with rave reviews and already gained more than 250’000 views on Youtube.
THE SWISS ALPS & ALONESTAR
Album preparation led Saint Mars and Tryzdin to the Swiss Alps, where the two next Saint Mars singles and videos, “Loveghost” and “The Pacific State”, were shot by Javier Martinez and Ismael Morante (Walkmanstudio). The two singles will feature, along with Tryzdin, Jethro “Alonestar” Sheeran, rap star from Bristol and Ed Sheeran’s cousin. Jethro “Alonestar” Sheeran has just topped the billboard charts in the US with the single “Outlaw” and the album “Tropical House to Jamaïca”.
"LOVEGHOST", THE NEW SINGLE
The first collaboration between Saint Mars and Alonestar is the new single "Loveghost", released on April 21st, 2019, a powerful and mesmerizing hymn to Modern Urban Pop.