When We Are The In Crowd announced that they were taking a break, fans were devastated. And while they said that this isn’t goodbye, it’s BRB, it was still difficult news to swallow. However, Tay Jardine, Cameron Hurley, and Mike Ferri gave the world a gift to help ease the pain: a brand new project called SAINTE. Straying from the pop punk roots of WATIC’s well-known sound, the music of this well-received novelty has its own charm. Following up the enthusiastic and positive reception of their first single, “Technicolor,” SAINTE released a brand new song called “With or Without Me,” and a video to go with it.
Bringing back the fifties with classic hairstyles, TV tropes, and bright colors, the music video for “With or Without Me” is delightfully retro, portraying Tay in various roles, including a very cute superhero. Although the sound is decidedly different, the lyrics throw back to the same themes found in WATIC’s music, as “With or Without Me” tells the story of a relationship turned sour by unfulfilled expectations and a woman who’s made an impression.
While there doesn’t seem to be a definite story line connecting the two videos together, “With or Without Me” does appear to be following in the footsteps of “Technicolor,” at least stylistically. Jardine is certainly embracing these bold, bright colors and fanciful settings to match the new art form she has created with the help of her band mates, and it creates a heavy anticipation for whatever SAINTE has in store for fans next.