‘swear 2 g-d’ is the first single off the debut forthcoming album, Hotel de Londres, from London-via-New-York artist Sonny Santos. The song is a duet with British songwriter Billie Marten and features Matt Ingram and Nick Pini of Laura Marling’s band on drums and bass. Recorded and mixed at London’s Urchin Studios by award winning engineer Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas) with additional album tracks recorded by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab at South Bermondsey’s Press Play Studios (Mount Kimbie, King Krule) and in Brooklyn, NY by Mike Kutchman (Eddie Vedder, Parquet Courts) at Look to Listen Studios.
Santos grew up between London and New York with a British father and an American mother and sees his music as the captured memories of a man always caught in between, trying to stay sane and find stability in a transient life, never quite fitting in.
“quietly intense” – Clash Magazine
“sweet and light acoustic-led serenade” – Mystic Sons
“a collaboration made in heaven” – A One Two Three Four