Saintseneca | photo by Leticia Wiggins | courtesy of the artist
Indie-folk faves Saintseneca yearn for togetherness on bittersweet single “All You’ve Got is Everyone”
Nostalgia tends to be synonymous with Columbus indie-folk Saintseneca’s sound. With their latest single, and first since 2019, Saintseneca warmingly reminisces on lost time and invites listeners to find comfort in the spirit of “All You’ve Got is Everyone.”
While it is on the surface a cheerful folk tune, “All You’ve Got Is Everyone” also presents a subtle bleakness with its lyrics discussing themes relevant to the times of the pandemic, like missing connections with others and the blurring of time: “Where the days go? / Where the hours go? / Where the years go? / Where do you go?” The track also has hints of heartwarming charm, departing from nostalgia and taking on hopeful anticipation with its bright synths joined by a gleeful guitar arrangement and references to togetherness and a shared love of favorite records: “All tomorrow’s parties in my dream.”
Lead singer-songwriter Zac Little spoke about the track in a press release:
“I wanted to write a Christmas song, but it didn’t feel right this time. So I thought about old new years and made a Valentine. I miss everyone, and I figure a song is kind of like a little tent. A place in space and time – you can pack it up and take it with you, get it out when you need it, and I like to imagine being together inside.”
Listen to “All You Got is Everyone” below.