ANNA B SAVAGE – ” in|FLUX ” Record Of the Week

Posted: February 17, 2023 in MUSIC

Anna B Savage is a London based singer-songwriter and musician. Her songs are stark, skeletal paintings of moods and reflection, using a palette of mainly voice and guitar. Most prominent is her voice – strong and sonorous, yet with a vulnerability that feels as if she’s in the same room as you.

Anna B Savage has always asked questions in her music, but on new album “in|FLUX “answers are no longer her quest. Vulnerability and curiosity have consistently been operative words to describe her work and on her second album she ruminates on the complexities and variables of humanity, the pain or pleasure of love, loss and earthly connection, capturing it all in devastating, elating and powerful ways.

The key difference between this and previous releases: she’s not anxious about what’s on the other side. She’s come to appreciate staying afloat – basking even – in the open ended, uncertainty of the grey area.

About “The Ghost“: “Exhausted from years of being haunted by an ex-partner, this song is a plea to let go, or be let go of. Exploring the particular cruelty of the human brain, that love can be felt so deeply, hurt so essentially and so much, and still feel so present many years later.” Anna B Savage

I am so thrilled to share with you this mega fluxed version of my newest single ‘in|FLUX’, by none other than the absolute stone cold legend that is Dan Deacon. (Dan Deacon does this mean we’re best friends now? Please and thank you)

I first saw Dan Deacon in 2009- my boyfriend had a spare ticket and I went expecting a totally normal gig experience. Instead, I had a totally magnificent, interactive, confusing gleeful, sweaty and expansive time. I then promptly fell in love with Bromst, and then he remixed my favourite ever (Owen Pallett) and did my favourite ever remix (of Lewis Takes off His Shirt) firmly cementing himself into position of coolest ever. He’s only added to that since as a musician, composer, remixer, crowd wrangler and general legend. I can’t believe he knows who I am, let alone that he’s done a remix of my song.

I love the jigsaw approach he’s taken to “in|FLUX“. His additional choral expanses elevate everything, and also speak so acutely to me as the daughter of professional choral singers. The resolution at the end takes me back to being that sweaty teenager again, smashing in to people and dancing around them at his show. I love it and him.

Available through City Slang Records

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