Saint Sinner, released her new single “Couch Business,” the first track from a collection of her own music, to be shared throughout the year. Written and recorded over the past several years and featuring collaborators from across the world, the new songs will showcase Saint Sinner’s composition, recording and mixing, production skill and already-proven songwriting and vocal performances. Most widely known for her vocal feature on Tycho’s 2019 album Weather, the songwriter, composer, producer and performer, who was born Hannah Cottrell.
The Joey Muñoz-directed video “Couch Business” shows off Cottrell’s equally stunning dichotomous sides, and was filmed in Tepoztlan, Mexico with a team from her adopted home of Mexico City. “We see Saint and Sinner manifested in one person in the music video. Saint is X and Sinner is Y, which allows any person who watches this the ability to see the elements they are balancing in their own universe,” notes Cottrell. “I stripped in Los Angeles for a few months, and I also wanted to represent that here.”
Saint Sinner is about freedom, love and balance. Balance pertaining mostly to our inner and outer selves, but not limited from the balances of work, life, travel, emotion. While Cottrell composed and produced the record, she adds “there is nothing about Saint Sinner that has been done alone.”
Cottrell collaborated with a local team in Mexico for the concept, production and styling of the “Couch Business” music video. Produced by Columba Díaz and Zyana Galvan, the video was shot in a house built by French architect Emmanuel Picault in the brutalista style. The concept was developed by Díaz, formerly of Netflix’s Made in Mexico series, and current artist and activist who advocates for justice for women in Mexico. Saint Sinner’s outfit was handmade by Argentinian Fabrizio Obregon and designed by Chino Castillo, along with Obregon. The high heels were handmade by a team of leatherists who design shoes in the markets of Mexico City, and Cottrell trained with Mexican pole artist Natalia Harrigan to prepare for the video.