Anna B Savage covers Edwyn Collins.

Anna’s new EP, ‘These Dreams’, is out next week on the 24th of September. Another track has been released. It’s a cover of the fabulous Edwyn Collins song ‘A Girl Like You’. Here at Clunk HQ we reckon that the album ‘A Common Turn’ is one of the most interesting albums of this year. We love it at Clunk HQ. There’s live dates below. This is what Anna has to say about her love of Edwyn Collins’ songs.

“I’ve loved this song for years. I first heard it in Empire Records, and remember being completely floored as to how a song could be so damned sexy. Naturally, I decided to cover it and make it kind of creepy and weird instead. It’s such a privilege and a joy to be able to enjoy Edwyn Collins’s outputs over the years. His ever-present, fostered and amorphous creativity is something I aspire to”

A Common Turn’ is deeply vulnerable but without submission. Savage lays claim to her own fragility, and the stories she tells are of taking up space, finding connections, and owning the power in not knowing all the answers. The three original tracks on the These Dreams EP were written and recorded in amongst the lot for A Common Turn. Before tracklisting, these were very much part of the album – but of course, decisions had to be made and these were cut. However, they are integral to the album and the album arc, and Savage wanted to release them to show the edges of the emotional places that writing A Common Turn took her to.

Expanding more, she said: “This EP traverses the expanse between possibly the most difficult and wrenching song (These Dreams) and the most positive and defiant (Since We Broke Up), and it’s not an easy listen by any means. Hairier Now was written about the same person as Baby Grand, but a year earlier, after a seven year absence. I also chose to do a cover of the classic Edwyn Collins track A Girl Like You as I wanted to tie another track in to the album, but obviously writing another track would’ve meant it was completely taken out of the time frame. The Edwyn Collins owl mug is in Baby Grand, and I’ve loved this song ever since I saw it in Empire Records – what a sexy, sensual, surprising song. I decided to put a more These Dreams kind of spin on it, turning it in to a slightly creepier and more difficult iteration of the original track.”

See Anna B Savage live:
October 5, 2021: Louisiana, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
October 6, 2021: Night and Day, Manchester 
October 7, 2021: The Hug & Pint, Glasgow 
October 11, 2021: Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham 
October 12, 2021: The Lexington, London (SOLD OUT)
October 13, 2021: Prince Albert, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
October 14, 2021: Elsewhere, Margate 
October 15, 2021: SWN @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
November 27, 2021: The Great Eastern, Edinburgh
January 21, 2022: King’s Place, London

These Dreams EP tracklist:
1. A Girl Like You
2. Hairier Now
3. Since We Broke Up
4. These Dreams

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