Presented by City Slang

Anna B Savage

Mar 18, 2022

8:00pm – 8:40pm CT


Making art is a bold thing, a statement. Usually a full stop, sometimes an exclamation point. But it’s bolder still when it’s a question mark. London singer-songwriter Anna B Savage makes question-mark-music, captivating and powerful, navigating various recurring themes including female sexuality, self-doubt … and birds.

Often questioning the validity of her own thoughts and feelings, her songs are heavy with unanswered queries. Is this even real? Do we have what I think we have? How did I get to this point? Is anyone listening? Or the record’s opening and elemental question: “Do I understand this?”.

Yet these questions are buoyed by her ability to conjure melodies and lyrics so devastatingly candid, vulnerable and honest, that somehow still manage to be bewitchingly charming, utterly modern and often funny.

Her debut full-length record, A Common Turn, produced by William Doyle (FKA East India Youth) and released in early 2021 via City Slang produced a slew of gushing reviews (L&Q ****, Dork ****, Clash **** - Marc Riley's Album of the Year on 6Music) and support from NPR who named 'Baby Grand' in their top 100 songs of 2021 and invited Anna to film a Tiny Desk Concert.

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