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SAINt JHN explains the meaning behind his new album, ‘WTWWB’


Christopher Polk/NBCFans on social media cannot stop talking about SAINt Jhn’s electrifying performance of his hit single “Roses” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards last week.

Not to mention, the rising Brooklyn rapper/singer has been teasing fans for weeks about the title of his new album, only sharing the acronym: WTWWB.

While speaking with reporters backstage at the Billboard Awards, SAINt JHN explained how being quarantined at home due to COVID-19 led to the album’s title which stands for “While The World Was Burning.”

“I mean it gave me an opportunity to have more time,” he told reporters. “Time isn’t something we usually have a ton of especially artists that are in the middle of wherever they are in their space. In my space, I was on tour.”

“I was on an entire world tour when the world started burning, when the world went on pause,” he continued. “So for the first time I think I had an opportunity to stop.”

SAINt mentioned he stopped picking up his phone, using FaceTime or other interactive apps.

“I was just in my art,” he continues. “And I was experiencing the world. The new version of this world like the fractured world so for me I just put it in my art. Whatever’s happening in my life, in real time, I just take it and color with it. I paint with it.”

While The World Was Burning is expected to arrive before the end of the year, including SAINt JHn’s most recent singles, “Gorgeous” and “Sucks To Be You.”

By Rachel George
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