Savages – The Answer

Writing about our favourite Track of the Day can sometimes be a bit of a grind. Don’t get me wrong, we can always find something to tickle your ear drums like a miniature Keith Moon. But sometimes it’s about the mood.

For example, it’s hard to have a surf-pop track in the middle of a state funeral, techno… at any time people may be able to hear us. You get the picture.

What a joy then that this murky day of the greyest of greys has been punctuated by one of the most searing post-punk bands we have seen in modern times.

Yes. Savages are back and back with one hell of a bang with their new song ‘The Answer’. They recently teased their new album with a trailer featuring Henry Rollins but now, not only do we have a new song, but a release date (22nd January via Matador) for the new album Adore Life.

The band released this statement alongside the new song

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

 

Explaining the video they said

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

 

Listen, learn and love Savages

 

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