After joining the Monstercat family last March by remixing Tokyo Machine’s “PLAY,” grunge house innovator Saint Punk now debuts his first original record for the label in the form of “Empty Bed.”
The track opens up with an ominous 4/4 beat, as the deep vocals sift into the track. As we head into the chorus, the track hushes as the vocals take the spotlight and melancholic lyrics bring memories from a relationship into focus. Through the chorus, Saint Punk ensures that his signature sound is heard with vibrating bass riffs, deep zipping synth chords, and heavy grunge house drops. “Empty Bed” marks a shift in Saint Punk’s production repertoire, exploring a more main-stage sound while maintaining his signature grunge house flair.
While the world quarantined, Saint Punk took the palpable frustration felt in 2020 and expressed it through production, never taking a rest from churning out heaters. He kicked off a series of releases with “Molotov Cocktail,” a cathartic expression of disdain with police brutality and a protest anthem in its own right that saw support from the likes of What So Not, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Codeko, Drezo, and Styles & Complete. Following “Molotov Cocktail,” Saint Punk brought his grunge house sound to Don Diablo’s Generation HEX label with “Fight,” a release filled with rumbling bass lines and dark drum breaks.
Finishing off the year strong, Saint Punk unleashed music monthly, including his STMPD debut “It’s Alright (Not),” — a driving, staccato track that seeks to remind his listeners that they can still find happiness through music. November saw Saint Punk’s return to Thrive Music with “Light ‘Em Up,” a high-octane follow-up to “Everybody” which released on Thrive Music earlier in the year. Saint Punk capped off 2020 with his grunge house treatment of Ookay and Cesqeaux’s “The Pit,” his debut release on Ookay’s The Woodwerk imprint.
Saint Punk also commits to making himself a source of information for fans, sharing his studio knowledge with his Band Practice YouTube series, bringing fans behind the curtain and showing them just how his studio magic is made.