Redbird's Savannah Leigh Wellman Reinvents Herself as SAVVIE
Published Jan 12, 2015Savannah Leigh Wellman used to make folk pop as Redbird, but now she's gone in a more rocking direction for her debut as SAVVIE. We'll get to hear this for ourselves when Night Eyes arrives February 10 through her own Tiny Kingdom Records.
The album was produced by Matt Rogers of local outfit the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer. According to a press release, it mixes pop with gritty rock sounds.
"For me Night Eyes is about empowerment in a lot of ways," Wellman said in a statement. "I've always wanted to make a rock album, but had to fight against the opinion that my voice was too girly and sweet to work with grittier music. Thematically I decided to not shy away from suggestive subjects, and embrace the boldness and confidence I had grown into. Throw in releasing it on my own label, and we've got the album I've always dreamed of making."
For a taste of the new sonic palette, hear "Without You" over at SAVVIE's website. It's anchored by swaggering fuzz bass and swells to lush choruses. That song also appears in a short trailer video at the bottom of this page.
Below, see SAVVIE's upcoming tour schedule.
02/07 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
02/08 Port Renfrew, BC - Song and Surf Festival
02/12 Vancouver, BC - Hindenburg
02/20 Kelowna, BC - Doc Willoughby's
02/21 Golden, BC - Golden Sound Festival