All girl band perform new LP track live on popular US chat show
Savages performed their track ‘Adore’ live on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (March 29).
The band released their latest album ‘Adore Life’ in January 2016, the follow up their acclaimed début ‘Silence Yourself’, which – as detailed in a statement from the band – is 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 recognising 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.”
According to Pitchfork, the band were featured as musical guests in the latest episode of Stephen Colbert’s popular late night TV show. You can watch the band’s performance in the YouTube player below.
Recently, the band released a new short film and live session for European broadcasting network ARTE TV, shot by French director Antoine Carlier, who also directed their 2014 single ‘Strife’.
According to DIY the film was shot at Carrere Studio in La Plaine-Saint-Denis, France. The band play ‘Mechanics’, ‘Something New,’ ‘The Answer,’ and ‘Adore’ from the new record, and début track ‘Hit Me’. View the 30 minute film below.
“It’s time for you to wake up. There are people in this world dying to meet you,” starts with band member Gemma Thompson reciting a spoken word section, before gradually launching into their live performance.
Homme recently spoke to the band for Magnet Magazine following Savages’ recent second album release. Savages released new album ‘Adore Life’ last month (January 22).
In an excerpt from the interview published online, Homme asks if the band’s singer Jehnny Beth if she regards love as “a treatable mental illness?” or “a maze that one can be trapped in”. Beth replies: “Both. Definitely… Love is a slippery thing, yeah.”
Bassist Ayse Hassan adds: “The record kind of represents all the sections that love can be. It can fuck you up, it can be amazing. I think everyone experiences love in such a different way. Even the love that fucks you up, you can get so much from, and that can really shape you. With this record, especially with the lyrics, it reflects the sections of how love can be on so many levels.”
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Beth continues: “It’s kind of a psychotic record in the way that it goes through very extreme moods, as well as the opposite. It looks to the future of how love can be one day and the freedom of that.”
Drummer Faye Milton goes on to describe the concepts of love and hate as “so close, it’s like laughter and crying. They both contain each other, I think.”
“I think in Savages we’ve always been interested in bringing opposites together, sound-wise,” Beth says. “Using that element of surprise, like true love sounds quiet or life and death. Bringing extremes together and seeing the collision it creates.”
Read an extended excerpt from the interview at the Magnet website.