A cornerstone in the recent wave of Canadian breakthroughs – alongside Grimes, The Weeknd and Dirty Beaches, to name a few – Sean Nicholas Savage has been the overlooked driving force behind Montreal’s budding music scene for quite some time now. Not one to procrastinate either, he already has nine albums to his name in half as many years. But having taken a – by his terms – slightly lengthier break to experiment with his sound, ‘Other Life’ finds Savage seemingly attempting to slip out from under the radar and follow in the line of his peers, dropping the more up-tempo arrangements in favour of slicker and mellower takes.
‘She Looks Like You’ eases the new approach in effortlessly. With little more than an off-kilter beat and smooth saxophone solo, the fairly minimalist arrangement sees Savage’s vocals take centre stage – which seems to form the foundations…
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