With her highly-anticipated new album set to land near the end of this month, Anna B Savage has now returned to share the next cut to be lifted from her forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Baby Grand' is the title of a short film she has been working on with ex-boyfriend and filmmaker, Jem Talbot, to be released later this year, and follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Corncrakes', 'A Common Tern', 'Dead Pursuits' and 'Chelsea Hotel #3' in previewing her new LP 'A Common Turn', which is out on the 29th January via City Slang.
Speaking about her latest offering, she said, “Jem was my first love. For three years we’ve been working on a film together about our past relationship. This song is written about a night Jem and I had, just after we’d started work on the film. This night was – like much of the filmmaking process – very confusing. Taut with unexpressed emotions, vulnerability, and miscommunication.
"'Baby Grand' (the film) and 'A Common Turn' (album) are companion pieces: woven together in subject, inspiration and time. Jem was, for want of a better word, a muse for 'A Common Turn'. Expressing ourselves through our different mediums (mine: music, his: film) became a way for our disciplines to talk, perhaps in place of us.”
While Talbot adds, “Having not spoken to me in seven years, Anna sent me a text out of the blue saying she’d had a dream about me. Perhaps by chance, or by cosmic serendipity, I’d been listening to her EP and already dreaming up a film idea the two of us could collaborate on. Three years later, she’s releasing her debut album and I’ve finished that film. In that time, both our mediums have been in a constantly shifting dialogue with each other, a dialogue that has mirrored the ebbs and flows of our connectedness in the present day.
"The film is an exploration of the how and why some people just crawl into your heart and make a home there.”
Watch the new video for 'Baby Grand' in the player below.