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Anna B Savage announces new EP with first single "Since We Broke Up"

11 August 2021, 14:20 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Anna B Savage is back with news of her upcoming EP These Dreams, and has unveiled "Since We Broke Up" as a first taster.

"Since We Broke Up" is the first new outing from Anna B Savage since her January debut album A Common Turn, and accompanies the announcement of her new EP These Dreams.

Savage says of the new single, "This song exists in a post break-up liminal space. Where normally there is sadness, reflection and heart ache, I realised that for me this particular space was full of contentment, resilience and small joys. Addressed to the old partner, it allows for free-flowing if sometime tentative speech: actually, I hadn’t been lonely since, I didn’t make the wrong decision, I’m on my own a lot, and I’m loving it. This song explores the melodrama and the mundanity of those days after a break up, where small things can seem hugely altered now that you’re contending with them alone. I found myself for the first time in my life realising that I liked myself and that I was happy in my own company. I wanted this emotional back and forth to come across in the production, and I think the oscillation between the verses and choruses do this perfectly - the tug of war between all the different audible elements, the spaces between pain and joy, codependence and self-sufficiency. I guess it’s the happiest song I’ve ever written."

These Dreams includes three new songs as well as a cover of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You", and was recorded during the A Common Turn sessions.

Speaking about the EP, Savage explains, "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."

Savage adds, "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."


  1. Girl Like You
  2. Hairier Now
  3. Since We Broke Up
  4. These Dreams
"Since We Broke Up" is out now. Anna B Savage's These Dreams EP will arrive 24 September via City Slang. She'll play London's King’s Place on 21 January 2022. Tickets are on sale now from
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