The Saints release unheard posthumous new single ‘Break Away’

Photo credit: Gus Stewart
Photo credit: Gus Stewart

Taken from the band's forthcoming album, “The Long March Through the Jazz Age” the single is the is the first release of new material since Chris Bailey's passing in 2022. Recorded in Church Street Studios, Sydney, Bailey features on vocals, guitar and bass and is aided by long term drummer, Pete Wilkinson and guest Davey Lane (You Am I) on guitar.

“Break Away” finds Bailey's yearning, plaintive vocal carrying the listener into a chorus that pleads, “Eyes so bright they shine through the darkest night, stay with me, there's a chance we can break away.” The song positively shimmers, Bailey so attuned to his moment in time. It is a fitting first release from the new album that finds Bailey portraying his last journey he made in his musical and poetic odyssey.

To coincide with the single release, the Chris Bailey’s Estate has updated all digital platforms and made previously unavailable Saints content/albums available. These include classics albums such as ‘All Fools Day’ (1986) and ‘Prodigal Son’ (1988), which feature memorable performances of ‘Just Like Fire Would’ and ‘Ghost Ships’. The intention is to restore all legitimate releases by The Saints to the digital platforms so that they are readily accessible.