Shares new single & video "Corncrakes". Debut album 'A Common Turn' due Jan 29th via City Slang.
With her debut album 'A Common Turn' set for release on Jan 29th via City Slang, London-based singer-songwriter Anna B Savage is sharing her new single & video "Corncrakes".
Written after reading 'The Outrun' by Amy Liptrot and 'The Summer Book' by Tove Jansson, Savage speaks about the inspiration behind writing the song saying
"At this moment in my life, I was entering a seismic shift. I felt like I was getting clues from the universe, and all I needed to do to ‘work it all out’ was piece them together.
These clues came in the form of birds - in this instance a corncrake. I now see the corncrake as a layout for a theme: something tangible, but imperceptible, evident but not necessarily visible."
The video, created by nature producer Chris Howard (Planet Earth Live, Springwatch, Autumnwatch) is for Savage
"the perfect representation of happiness, confusion, longing, desire, sadness, and also a stoicism that has run through me, all at the same time, for the last few years. The breadth of some of the shots
make my heart ache, with both joy and a real sadness that I won’t get to experience them
myself for the foreseeable."
"I was absolutely chuffed when Chris Howard agreed to do this music video for me. Chris is a nature producer extraordinaire and old friend. In fact, my sister’s ex boyfriend.
While we haven’t seen each other in many years, we’ve kept in small amounts of contact and during lockdown especially he’s been encouraging me so kindly and generously in my musical and
It was such a joy to be able to communicate with him regularly, share in my vision and see how my work inspired his, resulting in this gorgeous video which I will probably watch all the time but with the sound off."
Savage’s music is deeply vulnerable, without being submissive. The subject matter could weigh these songs down, but instead they soar as she lays claim to her own fragility. There’s an intoxicating catharsis woven through the album and the stories she tells are of taking up space, finding connections, and owning the power in not knowing all the answers. Hers are songs for anyone who thinks hard, feels deeply, and asks big questions. During the years since the release of her debut EP, Savage has also been making a film with two collaborators. The film can be read as in conversation with this album. More details of that will be released at a later date.
Pre-order 'A Common Turn' here.