Photo: Colin Lane
Words: Ellie Ward
Savages are set to release 'Adore Life', their second album, on January 22 2016 via Matador Records. Rhe album was recorded at RAK Studios, London in April of this year with Johnny Hostile taking the production helm.
In advance of its release, the girls - Ayşe Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Jehnny Beth (vocals) - have shared the Giorgio Testi directed video for track 'The Answer'.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, the band describe the album as: "about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer."
"We've observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people."
‘Adore Life’ Tracklisting:
01 The Answer
03 Sad Person
05 I Need Something New
06 Slowing Down The World
07 When In Love
Savages will perform a special early morning show at 100 Club in London on Tuesday January 26 2016 at 8am to mark the release of ‘Adore Life’. Capacity is limited to 300 with tickets available on a first come first serve basis.
Click here to pre-order the album and gain access to the show.