This second album from Anna B Savage sees her embracing dualism. Her powerfully fluttering voice is a disarming tool, whether a whisper or scream.
With carnal desire to the fore, as in ‘Pavlov’s Dog’, or ‘The Orange’, dealing in relationship closure, her songs run the gamut of emotions, marking her out as a rare artist.
There’s a wider scope than in her debut, ‘A Common Turn’. She can use delicate acoustic instruments, or playful, bubbling electronic sounds, and sighs, screams or giggles cut through, reinforcing intimacy and candour.
She can now be considered one of the finest, alongside P J Harvey, St Vincent and Bjork. Her vision is singular, her voice unique and her songs here could become a future classic: intense, bruising and beautiful.
Out via City Slang on February 17th