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Released: 29.01.21







It’s not difficult to see why Anna B Savage has counted the likes of Jenny Hval and Father John Misty among her early admirers. Produced by William Doyle (East India Youth), there’s a gloriously unfiltered edge underpinning this full-length debut; a stark yet meticulously layered song cycle which finds the Londoner confessing vulnerabilities most of us would keep from our closest confidants – never mind a potentially limitless audience.

At times, these vignettes lift the curtain to an almost indecent degree, yet Savage’s deft songcraft and measured voice remain magnetic throughout – whether she’s recalling botched sexual encounters (Chelsea Hotel #3), escaping toxic relationships (A Common Tern) or confronting her own residual insecurities (One). A remarkable, stirring introduction.


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