CloudKid Presents St. Mary & okafuwa - Bury
Los Angeles-based producer, St. Mary’s second track with CloudKid, ‘Bury,’ is a melancholic, yet powerful track intended to take any listener on an emotional journey. Combining elements of trap, future bass and dubstep sonically, the track is evenly complemented given the depth of singer, okafuwa’s vocals.
St. Mary says, “This song is about the feeling of being with someone who emotionally suffocates you and makes you feel as if they are burying you under the ground; hence the song’s title. It begins very intimate and raw – just vocals and piano, but as the song progresses, the acoustic sound of vulnerability evolves into the heavy, electronic sound of surrender. It’s the breaking point of giving up and letting all the damage in, which is expressed by the bass-heavy, hybrid dubstep section of the final drop. I’ve always associated this track with winter due to the repeating lyrical theme of cold weather. There is a specific type of melancholy during cold seasons that I find very calming and this song was intended to live in that space. It even inspired some subtle ear candy, such as thunderstorms and wind sound effects that made their way into the track and supported the visual that was sonically painted in my head when making the song.”
»It’s the breaking point of giving up and letting all the damage in.«
Inspired by artists like ILLENIUM and Bon Iver on this record, St. Mary views her own music-making as quite the personal ritual. Her true identity as an artist sees her production combining dark melodicism with sub-rattling bass, often accompanied by vocals; a distinct sound of her own, best described as “trap through cinematic lenses.” Defying genre confines, her sound mixes elements of bass, trap and future bass. Even this early in her career, St. Mary is showing no signs of stopping to work hard. The LA-based artist has amassed over a million streams across platforms on her second single ‘Blind,’ which followed with label releases on UMG Japan, now CloudKid, among others. St. Mary has released three music videos so far with another one up her sleeve, each in line with the dark aesthetic of the her core brand. She has been visibly visually inspired by horror films — something that dominates the world she is creating around her music, of which has carried onto her live performances as well, of which include support for DJs such as MEMBA and YehME2. She is now working on her first EP ‘AMEN’ to tentatively be released in early 2023.