It's been said that I am strong/ And they're not entirely wrong/ But I ran, I ran, I ran from him/ Like I've done from all of them, near-whispers new London singer-songwriter Anna B Savage on her debut song, "1." It's the kind of song that sounds like it came from the dead of night, a tune that one sings to one's self in an attempt to quiet the mind. Savage is unblinking in her inward gaze, sharing her fears with her guitar. And it seems to work, too, for they both rouse themselves for a satisfying closing crescendo.
"It's about the frustrating ricocheting quality of our internal dialogue," Savage told The FADER. "Not a Zach Braff in Scrubs internal dialogue, but one that's more sturdy in its absolute inability to process stuff and come to a good, moral end-note. It's not an overtly political song, but for me there is that edge to it, and it's not just because I say that I'm a feminist." Apparently there's an EP in the works, and I for one can't wait.
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