Written in the darkness of the pandemic lockdown, Holy Ramen’s latest single ‘Sanctuary’ offers a place for all those seeking solace during turbulent times. Following the success of her debut album in 2020, Holy Ramen returns with ‘Sanctuary,’ the lead single from her upcoming EP. ‘Sanctuary’ will be available on all platforms from the 19th November 2021.
“The lockdown made me give up on being social. The world looked bleak, and I had that urge to run into the wilderness and be alone,” explains Toronto artist, Holy Ramen. Through expressive storytelling, ‘Sanctuary’ offers a relatable narrative of the desire to escape reality and its hardships. Emotive and dreamy, Holy Ramen’s striking vocals sweep over the haze of electric guitar and the reassurance of the driving drums. Stepping away from her familiar territory of hiphop, ‘Sanctuary’ invites rock influences into her soundscape.
Beneath the gritty guitar solo and hypnotic beat, Holy Ramen’s melodic vocal line is the perfect blend of infectious and eerie. There’s a haunting quality to the track, that speaks of a dystopian universe, mirroring the bleakness of the lyrical content. Verse two welcomes spoken word from Holy Ramen, a wave of calmness in the easy flow, as if the world passes by in slow motion. It’s a sombre affair, but in the best possible way, incorporating elements of the past and present, while looking far into the future.
Listen to the song here: https://smarturl.it/sanctuary_single