hmv's Next Big Thing... #89 Alexandra Savior
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you sultry, Alex Turner approved songstress Alexandra Savior...
Who Is She?
You may well have heard 21-year old Alexandra Savior McDermott's voice before, but not had the faintest idea. She first appeared in public consciousness on 'Risk', a gentle ballad that appeared on the soundtrack to the second season of True Detective with little introduction or fanfare. But, when it made its way online, it was revealed that it had a rather famous co-writer, one Alex Turner.
Subsequently it emerged that the singer and Turner had been collaborating for quite a while, she co-wrote one of the tracks for The Last Shadow Puppets' second album Everything You've Come To Expect and Turner and producer James Ford have been working with Savior on her debut album, which will emerge in the coming months.
Who Does She Sound Like?
She takes her cues from Dusty Springfield and Lana Del Rey, her voice floats above the driving swagger of the percussion and instruments.
Why Should I Be Excited?
Her voice is this incredible haunting presence, it's utterly hypnotic.
Can I Hear Something?