PRESS & UPDATES
NEW SAINT’S “MODEL MINORITY” IS BREAKING STEREOTYPES BY CONFRONTING THE TRIALS OF THE ASIAN IMMIGRANT
The debut album by New Saint is in direct contrast to Canada Day Celebrations. In a year impacted by racism, hate and xenophobia, “MODEL MINORITY” is a 16-track album by a local Calgary musician whose direct experience as a Filipino immigrant inspired his most recent musical release.
New Saint’s second single of 2021, CLONE HIGH is a heavy-hitting, trap song perfect for today’s hip-hop and alternative rap playlists.
New Saint is set to be featured in ZERO FUTURE CLUB’s latest concert series, released during their March Madness campaign where ZFC artists release a performance video every Monday in the month of March.
Filipino-Canadian artist New Saint is set to release his first explosive single of the year on April 2 2021; following the release of his digital concert performance on the same week. New Saint’s latest single is a hard-hitting, trap/R&B mix with intense production and vocal work.
CBC features ZFC artists New Saint and Audder, to talk about their music, their Asian families, their heritage and how Zero Future Club came together.
ZFCs co-founders, Audder, and New Saint, sat down with CBC Radio journalist Danielle Nerman on March 18th, to speak about their experiences as Filipino-Canadian artists in the music industry and the pressures of fulfilling the ideal of the ‘Model Minority’.
Calgary R&B artist New Saint recently released the highly anticipated music video for “WYS?” on December 18, 2020. The video stars New Saint and local boudoir model Amber Massacre and was shot, conceptualized and directed by filmmaker duo John Bello and Levi of Reelmatics Productions.
New Saint is excited to release his final solo EP of 2020, titled “Holy Water” on November 27, 2020. The creative spark behind the project comes from a difficult period during his adolescent years.
CANADIAN R&B ARTIST, NEW SAINT, TEAMS UP WITH CALGARY LOCAL, NICK WISE IN HIS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “OVER IT”
Calgary based R&B artist New Saint recently released the music video for his latest single “Over It” on Sunday, August 2. Directed by Jordan Lee of JVIS Productions, the video was shot at Prince’s Island Park and features New Saint, Nick Wise, Nick Royal, TRENCHES, and Jay Spence.
Ivo Santos, also known as New Saint, settled into Calgary after moving from Vancouver. Calgary is his home, a place where he is involved in the music scene and where he has a created a community for himself. New Saint co-founded Zero Future Club on the basis of pushing more creative work with local artists. Attending the protests in the past couple of weeks while sporting a “Zero Racism Club” t-shirt, he discovered how much he loves the energy of Calgary coming together to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Zero Future Club, a collective founded in Calgary, Alberta by African, Asian and LGBTQ2SI+ creatives have zero tolerance for racism and committed to transparency and change. Who we are affects our art, and vice versa. We are affected by what’s happening to countless people of color in North America facing police brutality, racial discrimination and oppressive terror.
A traveler at heart, he has made a journey around the world, soaking up the cultures, and music of the cities like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Manila, Amsterdam, Vancouver, and Calgary, to name a few. His early inspirations are an eclectic mix of classic Filipino Karaoke songs, with everything from the jazzy vibe of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to the soulful, R&B ballads of Whitney Houston and Boys II Men.
Pinoy-Canadian Artist, New Saint, has teamed up with Day&Night to produce a bouncy and playful take on his track, “RIDE HIGH”
“Day&Night’s infectious remix takes a lighter and poppier approach to New Saint’s “RIDE HIGH” track off his latest EP, “COLD HANDS”. The track is chill and catchy, and will have you pressing repeat.”
Asian-Canadian R&B artist, New Saint, isn’t afraid to be raw & vulnerable with his chill debut EP “COLD HANDS”
After coming off a 5 single run over the past year; what’s most apparent is that New Saint intends to keep growing and evolving his craft. His debut EP titled, “COLD HANDS EP” is the perfect accompaniment to a snowy, Canadian day.