Saints Eleven (from the album Coming Back Around)
Saints Eleven are nostalgic on Coming Back Around, their recent album release. The Dallas, Texas-based band set a stage for triumphant return on Coming Back Around. The hero on Saints Eleven’s third release is crawling from the wreckage of love, picking himself up and moving forward with optimism for the new day ahead as he gives the middle finger to the past and the perpetrators that ripped big chunks from his heart. Coming Back Around steps up to the bar and orders a “Heartbreak Song” with a special request to use old school ingredients such as cheating, love gone wrong, and honky tonk angels breaking up somebody’s home. Saints Eleven stay true to the character walking through the lonely rooms of Coming Back Around as he redecorates his home to include the pain of the past as his world slowly heals.
Saints Eleven welcomed Walt Wilkins into the producer’s chair for the recording. Walt carpooled over to Jumping Dog Studios in Austin, Texas with his wife, Tina Wilkins, who joins him on background vocals for Coming Back Around. The man behind the microphone for Saints Eleven is Jeff Grossman who also holds the pen that details the album’s memories (“Sunday Drive”), homecomings (“Almost Home”), comforts (“My Heart”), concerns (“Strange Round Here”), and causes (“For Those That Care”). Coming Back Around spits out guitar chords supported by twang for the Country Punk of the title track’s apologies as Saints Eleven are joined for a duet by Courtney Patton for “Let Them Go”, patiently wait for the clock to hit blue collar quitting time in “The Same”, and dress up Ray Charles’ “Cryin’ Time” for a turn around the honky tonk dance floor.