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Savages Announce New Album, “Adore Life,” Share Video for “The Answer”

Adore Life Due Out January 22, 2016 via Matador

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British four-piece Savages have long been teasing their sophomore album and today they have finally announced it and have shared a video for its first single. Adore Life is due out January 22 via Matador. Below is the video for “The Answer.”

Adore Life is the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed debut album, Silence Yourself (not counting 2014’s Words to the Blind, their collaborative album with Bo Ningen). The band recorded the album last April in London with producer Johnny Hostile and engineer Richard Woodcraft. They mixed the album in Copenhagen with Danish electronic producer Trentemøller.

A press release announcing the album included this statement:

“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.”

Giorgio Testi at Pulse directed the video for “The Answer,” which simply features the band performing the song in a warehouse type space to a particularly energetic audience. The band also issued a statement about the video in the press release: “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.”

Below is the video, followed by the album’s tracklist and its cover art. Back in August the band shared a teaser trailer for the album that featured Henry Rollins.

Adore Life Tracklist:

1. The Answer
2. Evil
3. Sad Person
4. Adore
5. I Need Something New
6. Slowing Down The World
7. When In Love
8. Surrender
9. T.I.W.Y.G.
10. Mechanics


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