Lights, ‘Savage’ | Track Review
Canadian pop artist Lights sings about savagery on the savagely awesome third single from ‘Skin & Earth,’ “Savage.”
Lights is back! The Canadian ‘electro-soul’ artists returns with a highly-anticipated new album, Skin & Earth (September 22). As of yet, we’ve been captivated by both “Giants” and “Skydiving.” Now, “Savage” compels, giving Lights another standout single.
On “Savage,” Lights continues to impress, setting up Skin & Earth as a hit. Vocally, she’s at her best, showcasing both beautiful and feisty moments. The production continues to be a selling point, this round incorporating some edgier guitars in addition to the pop-electronic palette. Also adding to the oomph of “Savage” is the minor key.
The lyrics on both verses shine, particularly the religious references on the shorter second verse.
“Won’t you scream it out like it’s religion / You were the priest and the prophet / You were my scripture and my conviction.”
The pre-chorus is incredibly rhythmic, serving as a superb lead into the chorus.
“But when you hung up the phone and you blocked my number / I was alone in the rain and thunder / I should have known by the flame I’m under / I’m on my own and it makes me wonder.”
The chorus, meanwhile is incredibly dramatic, filled with power.
“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.”
All in all, “Savage” gives Lights another top-notch single. There are no notable miscues to speak off. She sings well, the lyrics are sound, particularly on the chorus. To reiterate, Skin & Earth seems to be set up for success.