At the tender age of 21 Alexandra Saviour has already had her demo track Risk feature on season two of TV show True Detective and has collaborated with Tame Impala bassist Cam Avery in a crooning, bossa nova number We’re Only Making it Worse all before the release of her first single Shades which premiered in June this year.
Saviour’s velvety vocals and effortlessly cool approach to the mic has caught the ear of Arctic Monkey’s frontman Alex Turner who co-wrote and produced her latest record along with producer James Ford. In fact, Turner was so drawn to her magnetism that he’s now producing the rest of her album and has been spotted joining her on stage at a dive bar in New York, and a 100 capacity venue in Hollywood. The songstress has also supported Turner's band The Last Shadow Puppets whilst they were on tour in America.
Shades kicks off with a fuzzy bass riff combined with a punching back beat and glares of echoey guitar. Alexandra Saviour’s captivating vocals then lure the listener in with anecdotal style lyrics “I left your house when you were sleeping, having correctly had my head screwed on. Tried to find a way to write a note, couldn't get your shower to work”
Despite her early recognition, the young American from Portland, Oregon, has been revelling in her mystery and keeping the rest of her material under wraps, though rumours of the title for the album being ‘Strange Portrait' are apparent. Although there’s no hint of a UK release date yet or even any UK tour dates, a bunch of live videos have leaked online, including her performance with Alex Turner himself. We’ll have to enjoy it while it lasts though, it seems the Saviour secret won’t be safe with us for long.
Words by Dean Robinson