Alexandra Savior, the 21-year-old musician from Portland, Oregon, worked on her new album with Alex Turner from The Arctic Bloody Monkeys. So she’s clearly pretty damn special, as viewers of the show True Detective discovered when a demo of her song ‘Risk’ appeared on its soundtrack last summer. It’s eerily beautiful. The rising singer recently sold out The Courtyard in London with an amazing show and, listening to tracks such as ‘Shades’ and ‘M.T.M.E’, you can see why. Her brand of psychedelic noir-pop marks her as a talent with a knack for an off-kilter hook.
Here, then, over a swift pint (which she didn’t seem that into, truth be told) down NME‘s local, The Lord Nelson in Southwark, Savior talks about her hometown, working with a bonafide rock star and the prospect of burgeoning fame. Of her first encounter with Alex Turner in Los Angeles, she says: “He was like the shiniest person I have ever seen, in black, and I was sort of intimidated. But then he sat down and I realised he was a human being.” Which is pretty much the ideal description of meeting a megastar, right?