Savages’ Jehnny Beth teases stomping new single and live-stream concert

Her debut solo LP is set to drop next month

Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth has teased a new single which is coming tomorrow (April 17).

Taking to Instagram, the singer posted a short clip of the back of her head featuring a thudding bassline and strobe lights likely to be from the video of the track, entitled ‘Innocence’.

She also posted a lengthy message about the single and her forthcoming plans.

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“This is a post to say that I’ve decided to release a new song this Friday called ‘Innocence’. A lot of the things I tried to convey in the album resonates strongly today, sometimes as if premonitory. ‘Innocence’ is about the feeling of isolation I have felt many times in big cities while living so close to people and yet feeling so distant,” she said of the track.

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This is a post to say that I’ve decided to release a new song this Friday called ‘Innocence’. A lot of the things I tried to convey in the album resonates strongly today, sometimes as if premonitory. ‘Innocence’ is about the feeling of isolation I have felt many times in big cities while living so close to people and yet feeling so distant. I think this album coming out at this moment will feel important, maybe even comforting. Obviously we couldn’t shoot a video during lockdown, but luckily we had filmed some beautiful footage at rehearsal and will share that with you. A gig without an audience. Or more exactly a gig with a virtual audience… you. | More about this between now and Friday ✌🏼|

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Beth also spoke further about her forthcoming album ‘To Love Is To Live’, which is due to arrive on May 8 and teased a live-stream gig. It will feature guest appearances from The xx’s Romy Madley Croft, Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy and IDLES’ Joe Talbot.

She added: “I think this album coming out at this moment will feel important, maybe even comforting. Obviously we couldn’t shoot a video during lockdown, but luckily we had filmed some beautiful footage at rehearsal and will share that with you. A gig without an audience. Or more exactly a gig with a virtual audience… you. More about this between now and Friday.”

Her track follows previous single ‘Flower’.

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Aside from the new album, Beth will also release her first book Crimes Against Love Manifesto, featuring a collection of her erotic short stories along with photography from Johnny Hostile, on June 11.

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