CAILIN RUSSO has returned with a new track and video for SANTA FE.
Speaking about the new song, RUSSO revealed, “SANTA FE is a metaphor for authentic romance. The whole song was about a boy I was chasing that gave me just enough to string me along, then would leave me questioning whether anything he said to me was real,” she goes on to explain: “‘Is this the first time that you’ve been to Santa Fe, is this the first time that you’ve ever felt this way? I would have loved you if you hadn’t slipped away.. was it original?’ I’m naively hopeful the whole time until the last chorus / tempo switch where the ego war kicks in and I confront both sides of my brain saying that ‘This man will always love me’ and ‘this man will never love me’ then tie it up with ‘bitterness is another heartbeat’ meaning these feelings are fleeting but very intense.“
SANTA FE was penned alongside Nick Hahn and Lilla Vargen, with Hahn also serving as producer.