Anna B Savage displays musical and emotional dynamism on “in|FLUX”, announces new album

Anna B Savage will release a new album called in|FLUX on February 17 through City Slang. It follows up her excellent debut album A Common Turn (one of our albums of 2021) and features outstanding recent single “The Ghost”.

Alongside the album announcement, Savage has also released the title track, revealing: “’in|FLUX exemplifies the ‘flux’ as I see it between two seemingly disparate parts of me; my music, my mind and my creativity. The first half is a close, vulnerable and quiet start, full of introspection, vulnerabilities and a stilted inability to express something. From there, the song unfurls in to a second half that is more certain, more vocal and expressive of self-assuredness. These feel like two states (along with everything in between, as well) that I inhabit simultaneously as dynamic and multifaceted emotional human.”

Aside from being as intelligent and emotionally on-point as we’ve come to expect from Savage, “in|FLUX” also introduces some new sonic ideas to her palette that she utilises just as commandingly. The opening finds her in familiar territory, picking over a break up in frank terms that cut both ways, the singer bearing her pain openly. An icy beat kicks in and transports the song through the remainder of her revelations, but soon a squelchy synth takes over and Savage’s confidence comes spewing out: “I want to be alone / I’m happy on my own” she repeats, battling her doubts with growing conviction. It provokes her to a friskier and more vocally expressive realm than we’ve heard before – and even though some demons still linger around the edge, we hear the fully-formed, independent and confident performer coming into her own.

Watch the video for “in|FLUX” below or find the song on streamers.

Anna B Savage’s new album in|FLUX arrives on February 17 through City Slang (pre-order/save). You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Anna B Savage live dates:
Feb 22 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BR (w/ Son Lux)
Feb 23 – Gloria-Theater – Köln, DE (w/ Son Lux)
Feb 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, DE (w/ Son Lux)
Feb 25 – Mojo Club – Hamburg, DE (w/ Son Lux)
Feb 27 – Technikum – München, DE (w/ Son Lux)
March 16 – Elsewhere – MargateUK
March 17 – Strange Brew – Bristol UK
March 19 – Bodega – Nottingham UK
March 20 – The Cluny – Newcastle UK
March 21 – CCA – Glasgow UK
March 22 – Yes (Pink Room) – Manchester UK
March 24 – Workman’s Club – Dublin UK
March 25 – Black Box – Belfast UK
March 27 – Brudenell Club – Leeds UK
March 28 – Village Underground – London UK
March 29 – Patterns – Brighton UK 
April 18 – Bumann & Sohn – Cologne DE
April 19 – Le Grand Mix – Lille FR
April 21 – La Boule Noire – Paris FR
April 22 – Paradiso (Upstairs) – Amsterdam NL
April 23 – Nochtwache – Hamburg DE
April 25 – Krøsset – Oslo NO
April 26 – Hus7 – Stockholm SE
April 27 – Vega Ideal Bar – Copenhagen DK
April 29 – Kantine Am Berghain – Berlin DE
April 30 – Heppel & Ettlich – Munich DE
May 2 – B72 – Vienna AT
May 4 – Covo – Bologna IT
May 5 – Rote Fabrik – Zurich CH
May 6 – Le Grand Salon (Nuits Botanique) – Brussels BE