Savages announce second album ‘Adore Life’ – see video to new track ‘The Answer’

London band will release the record in January 2016

Savages have confirmed details of their second album, titled ‘Adore Life’.

The follow-up to 2013 debut ‘Silence Yourself’, the record will be released on January 22, 2016 via Matador.

The London four-piece have also shared a video for new track ‘The Answer’. Watch the clip, in which the band perform encircled by a crowd, below.

Speaking about the upcoming album, Savages said: “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 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.”

A statement from the band continues: “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.”

See the album’s artwork below:


The ‘Adore Life’ tracklisting is:

‘The Answer’
‘Sad Person’
‘I Need Something New’
‘Slowing Down The World’
‘When In Love’

Having already shared possible song titles online, singer Jehnny Beth spoke to SPIN earlier this year about their progress on the record. Beth described the album, which the magazine claimed will be released “sometime later this year or very early next”, as harsher in tone that its predecessor.

“Our intention was to make a hard record. Something very heavy,” the singer explained, adding: “It’s like a beast, this record.”