We've been tracking Portland-born singer Alexandra Savior for the past six-plus months. Each song – "Shades," "Mystery Girl," "M.T.M.E.," "Risk" – has been a graceful, slinky cut that reveals another facet of what's in store. "Mirage", premiering below, is another bewitching tune from her forthcoming debut album, Belladonna of Sadness a collaborative effort with Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys that out via Columbia on 7 April. "Mirage" is possibly the finest track yet: there's a sashay to her melody, a spectral quality to those synths, an appealing insouciance in the way she delivers the line, "La di da, we sing songs about whatever the fuck they want."
Visually this video is rich like a deep red syrah and features Savior in many guises: the quiver-lipped ingenue, the commanding chanteuse, the half-glimpsed girl in a mirror, the doe on the run. Perhaps she's all these women, artfully stitched together, transforming and shedding her images as she sees fit. It's very Hitchcock meets French New Wave meets Rosemary's Baby, which is quite the sweet spot.
"This song nearly didn't make the cut, but it grew on me," she explains. "It tells a nice story from the perspective of the performer and often, when I perform it live, the audience seems uncomfortable."
Alexandra Savior Tour Dates:
26 April: Oslo – London, UK
27 April: Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
28 April: Quasimodo – Berlin, Germany
30 May to 4 June: Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain