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Lights Is ‘Savage’ on Gritty New Track Off ‘Skin & Earth’

Written by on May 18, 2016

The apocalypse may be nigh, but Lights, with all her fiery fighting spirit (and fire engine-red hair), is prepared for the revolution with her forthcoming fourth studio album, Skin & Earth—and the latest track off the record proves she’s ready to rumble.

“Savage” finds the Canadian pop star delivering one hell of a scathing kiss-off to a dude who did her dirty. A gut punch of rollicking, grimy electro-rock anchored by a stomping, rafters-rattling electric guitar riff, the singer growls about a lover who’s turned to, well, ice: “What do you do when a man don’t love you? / He takes the sun from the sky above you / How do you fix the damage? / How do you break the habit? / I never knew you could be so savage.”

Even in the quieter, more emotive and bluesy moments she’s unrelenting in her righteous woman-scored fury: “In a flash flood of cruelty you washed the ground out from under me,” she modulates, heartbroken, over the raucous beats and smoky backroom synths.

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