Published Oct 21, 2015Earlier this year, UK post-punk act Savages hinted at the follow-up to their 2013 debut Silence Yourself with a new album trailer. Now, they've finally fleshed out the release with more information.
The 10-song release is called Adore Life and was recorded with producer Johnny Hostile and engineer Richard Woodcraft in London. From there, it was mixed by Anders Trentemøller in Copenhagen.
The band shared the following statement about the release:
It's 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.
They also shared a video for the new single "The Answer," which is available to view below. Of that song, they offered another statement:
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 will arrive on January 22 via Matador. The album's tracklisting is also available below.
1. The Answer
3. Sad Person
5. I Need Something New
6. Slowing Down The World
7. When In Love