31 March 2021
Remember Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood,
Sonny and Cher all back in the sixties, when almost all songs were about eternal
amour, but also sad heartbreaks and saying somethin’ stupid like I Love You?
Today another couple of celebrities turns up and brings that universal romanticism
back. Primal Scream‘s frontman Bobby Gillespie and Savages’ emo voice Jenny Beth already met in 2015 and started working together two years later on Utopian Ashes.
A collaborative album out July 2. Order info here.
“In the same way you create characters for a novel, we’ve created characters here.
But you put yourself in it, because you’re trying to understand the human situation.
The singing has to be authentic. That’s all that matters” says Jenny Beth about
the record’s main theme.
Gillespie – who cried himself blind now and then with Primal Scream added: “When you write a song you marry the personal with the fictional and make art. I was thinking about two people living alone, together but apart, existing and suffering in a psychic malaise, who plough on because of responsibilities and commitments. It’s about the impermanence of everything — an existential fact that everyone has to face at some point in their lives.”
The lead-single REMEMBER WE WERE LOVERS is pure heart and soul music.
“I wanted to put pain back into music. I wasn’t hearing a lot of it in modern rock music” explains Bobby.
Listen here to the passionate heartbreaker,
accompanied by a melancholic black and white video…
Utopian Ashes out July 2 – order info here.