“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.”
The newest release from Savages is an aggressive, thrashing beast of a track. The drums are fast and mean, the guitars buzzing loud, all the while Jehnny Beth’s mellifluous vocals soar above it all. It’s a very promising start to the band’s follow up to their hugely successful debut album.
The accompanying video is a frenzy of hands reaching forth, faces moving in and out of frame and wildly moving bodies, emulating the kind of mosh pit that would have you gasping for breath at the end of the song.
The track is the first off Savages’ second album Adore Life which is due for release January 22nd 2016. My heart is already pumping fast thanks to ‘The Answer’, January needs to get here fast!