Savages‘ frontwomen Jehnny Beth has hailed Gorillaz on their BRITs 2018 win – as well as revealing that she herself is working on a solo album (and ‘something’ with Primal Scream‘s Bobby Gillespie). Watch our video interview with Beth above.
Beth was in attendance at the BRITs 2018 to join Gorillaz before they picked up the award for Best British Group. Speaking to NME on the red carpet, Beth said that she’d loved every minute of being part of the band following their collaboration ‘We Got The Power’ – as well as revealing that she is far ‘bendier’ than Damon Albarn when it comes to yoga.
“I did a few dates with Gorillaz in Europe and America and a little bit of South America,” Beth told NME. “I didn’t go for long periods of time, but I went to see how it went in different areas of the world. I loved it – especially seeing what hard workers they are, especially Damon. Seeing how hard he works day and night.
“He would record new material in the day, then play a show in the night, then in the morning we’d be at yoga together. It was really inspiring. They’re a family, essentially. Most of them have been working together for 20 years or more. I was welcomed as part of the family.”
However, Beth then revealed that she would no longer be touring with Gorillaz – allowing her time to focus on her own upcoming debut solo album.
“It’s going to be a collaborative record,” Beth told NME. “There are a lot of songs that I wrote on my own. A song like ‘Adore’ [by Savages] was a song I wrote on my own. I guess there’s not much difference, I just collaborate with different people.”
Will she be working with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie as her social media photos suggest?
“I can’t say! Bobby is a really good friend, and he’s on tour at the moment. We’re going to meet again in March. We’re working on something together, but I can’t tell you what it is.”
She added: “I think it’s one of the best things I’ve done so far. It’s exactly what I want to do.”
Meanwhile, Albarn’s acceptance speech saw him discuss the impact of Brexit. Read it here.