St. Humain Premieres 'Fever Vibe,' Inspired By 'Young Love & Early Passion'

Jason Denison 
St. Humain

St. Humain is four singles into his career, but the Australia-based synth-pop artist is still getting his head around the idea of releasing music even as the new "Fever Vibe," premiering exclusively below, comes out.

"It's scary," the Singapore native tells Billboard. "It's an incredible high making the music and recording the music, and then it's released to the world and you're holding your breath waiting for, 'What are people gonna say? What are people gonna think? Are they gonna like it, hate it?' It's a bundle of emotions. It's a weird, funky place in my mind that can really spiral downwards."

Fortunately, nothing's gone terribly wrong for St. Humain with more than half a million hits for his songs on Spotify and Best of the Week designations for previous songs on Apple Music. Blending urban pop and EDM underpinnings, the spare, loping "Fever Vibe" is among the tracks targeted for his debut EP, which is due out early next year, and mines universal themes about attraction and relationships.

"I was thinking about young love, early passion and stuff like that, and how to best distill that into a three-minute song," explains St. Humain, who moved to Sydney five years ago to pursue his music career. "There's that old (Little Willie John) song called 'Fever'; Obviously this is a different (sonic) ball game, but it's the same idea that there's something giving you these feelings and I wanted to reflect that vibe and emotion and make it as energetic as possible." There's a personal component to the song, too, he acknowledges, but also not specifically defined. "It's just sort of the summation of every single thing that has happened," he says. "Every situation is different, but there’s that same feeling of, 'Oh, this is exciting...'"

St. Humain is planning to release more singles before the EP rolls out with, he hopes, seven tracks. There's plenty more where those are coming from, too. "I'm definitely working on new stuff -- all the time," he says. "I would dare say I'm nearly up to an album-length of songs." And likely each release will have him continuing to hold his breath as he sees how they go over.

"I feel like if I have something to say it will connect with someone, somewhere," he says "and hopefully relate to someone somewhere in the world and make their lives better by hearing someone else is having that same experience."

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.