Savages have announced a sophomore album entitled Adore Life today and shared the first single and video for “The Answer.” According to the press release, the answer is love:
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.
Adore Love is the bands second album, recorded in London, mixed in Copenhagen, and written and played by Savages with lyrics by lead vocalist Jehnny Beth. The Giorgio Testi-directed video for “The Answer” is set in an intense mosh pit, not unlike what you’ll find at their live show.
Check it out below now and pick up the album on January 22nd via Matador (or preorder it now).
“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:
1. The Answer
3. Sad Person
5. I Need Something New
6. Slowing Down The World
7. When In Love