“You’ll Never Know Your Power In The World Unless You Trust Yourself To Yield It.”
Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated EP this Friday, Reading based four-piece Saltwater Sun have unleashed their empowering title track The Great Deceiver. Opening with soft strumming swagger, the song soon sweeps us into an emotionally-charged tornado of jangly guitars and hefty personal reflection. It’s a catchy three minute power pop anthem that gives us the confidence to combat dreaded societal expectation with new unabashed self-belief.
Speaking of the track, frontwoman Jen Stearnes explains: “I wrote this song to my younger self. I always wanted to sing but doubted myself because I hated my appearance and feared it would be scrutinised if I put myself out there. We all grow up with unrealistic beauty standards, or expectations of how we should be and that makes me think about all the other people have been held back, or made to feel small or like they don’t have a place by those ridiculous standards and expectations. I’ve found confidence over time, but this song services as a little pep talk every now and then, and is here for anyone else who needs it; The Great Deceiver is about finding your voice, not giving in to self doubt and learning to be comfortable in yourself, whoever that is“.
The band celebrate the EP release with a hometown launch show at Purple Turtle in Reading this Saturday.
The Great Deceiver is taken from their EP of the same name, released tomorrow (April 5th).
06 – Reading, Purple Turtle (EP launch w/ Honey Lung & Weird Milk)
09 – London, Scala (w/ Anteros)
04 – Leeds, Live At Leeds – Gigwise Stage
05 – Liverpool, Sound City
17 – London, Close Up Festival (Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen)
13 – Brighton, Hidden Herd Festival
14 – Reading, Readipop Festival
26 – Oxfordshire, Truck Festival
09 – Cornwall, Boardmasters Festival