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About The Album

The songs of Melancholy Breakdown are about specific emotions that each one of us, one day, will most likely have to face. Betrayal, loss, vulnerability, anger, desperation, physical pain, death and even revenge. The dark and melancholy feel of the content is blended nicely with a resilient energy of picking yourself back up and moving forward. The emotional hook is there for you to experience without teaching or preaching. Saint Sebastian captures the feeling but leaves any interpretation to the listener.

Down

Down is a well-orchestrated journey into the emotions of a free-fall, a breakdown, a coming apart at the seems, with a cautionary tale at the end. It grabs you from the beginning, beats you up with the chorus hook and builds to a rapturous ending all in 4 minutes. It echoes everything from early Pink Floyd to Radiohead with an almost Gothic feel. This is the first single of the album.

Centipede Girl

This song captures the classic story of what I like to call “the dance” - the love game when you want someone and the more you chase, the faster they run. They never asked to be “the one” but hopelessly, you follow. The first 10 seconds of the song drive hard. The chorus pulses with a lead guitar melody and catchy vocal, creating a strong hook. The rhythm guitar bridge leading into the flaming hot guitar solo by Jeff Pevar is explosive. This is the second single of the album.

Libertine

Letting go of someone close to you is hard. But if letting go means accepting their death it can be desperate. This rock anthem feels of negotiation in it's most desperate form - a plead to maintain control driven by a most sincere love. The chorus cries out "tell me what you want" in an attempt to offer anything for one more moment of their happiness and time. The drums pound rhythmically, the guitars strum out a tribute like Pete Townsand, the bass drives the song home, and the vocals sell the feeling emotionally - a true rock powerhouse.