There were some dark times for London-based singer songwriter Anna B Savage following the success of her 2015 debut EP, suffering with a sense of imposter syndrome. Her new single, the second to be released via the brilliant City Slang label, Dead Pursuits was written at this low point of self esteem.
With it’s feet in indie territory, but this wildly expressive and swooping melody that exposes the absolute raw beauty of Anna’s incredible alto voice, there’s something of the theatrical about the song, as if infused with the likes of Antony Hegarty. It’s primarily beautiful, but also beguiling.
It comes accompanied by a hand drawn animated video by the artist Carolina Aguirre, about which Anna says “I’ve been a fan of Carolina’s style and output for many, many years. When she sent me the treatment for this video I cried. Her allegorical tale so perfectly expresses that feeling of a loss of confidence, and a questioning of identity.
I feel an incredible amount of catharsis to have made something so beautiful and emotive from such a low point, and for that song to have prompted such an incredible, affecting visual companion.”
Check it out, here