SAULT Releases Five New Albums, Free For Five Days Only
Theorizing is part of what keeps a society healthy and engaged in its own wonder, but SAULT is not preoccupied with pacifying our worries. They are on a love mission, in radical devotion to the people and to the music.
The UK-based Neo soul collective has deepened their catalog by five, putting out a password-protected file that houses a total of 66 songs. Their cryptic message notes that they’ve shared the albums as an “offering to God,” which further cements the larger truth of this project: we are all God.
They’ve always done things contrary to the system, from only leaving their 2021 album Nine available for 99 days to never revealing their identities. Beyond the world’s speculation of their members and origins (we see you, Cleo Sol!) the truth of SAULT remains a mystery so deliciously kept, we almost wish we never figure it out.
AIIR features soul-shifting symphonies and UNTITLED (God Is) can single-handedly baptize a wandering soul, while Today & Tomorrow ventures off into more drum 'n' bass-heavy territory. Each project offers something unique about SAULT’s varied abilities, tapping into their multidimensional nature. 11 is the perfect extension of their number series, while Earth feels like the merriment of all their gifts in one, featuring a Portuguese track that can move both your body and soul to ecstasy.
There’s a supposedly fault-proof system built for artists, in which you have to monetize your energetic life force in order to climb to a place of recognition. Share enough of yourself to where you’re personable but not too much to where people are no longer curious. Release a single that’s palatable enough to satiate a general public, then tuck the songs you truly care about amongst the album fillers. And of course, streams are all that matters, so make sure to push push push. Going viral is ideal, but touring is the true moneymaker.
SAULT has challenged each and every one of those rules, and most importantly, garnered an unwavering amount of support and recognition. Sure, it’s because the music is incredible, but above all else, it’s because they only care about making art infused with love and giving it directly to the people.
They are the dismantling of the antiquated, and thus, the rebirth of sovereignty. And if you’re trying to get into five new albums of high vibrational goodness, the password is (surprise, surprise) godislove.