On the uplifting, electrifying “Giants,” Savoir Adore tries to bring listeners out of the darkness of self-doubt and find the giants within themselves.
In the video, Savoir Adore seeks escape from chaos as an ominous cloud looms over them. The cloud, which band member Lauren Zettler built out of chicken wire and cotton, stands in for “[the] collective mental cage that all we have to confront, and hopefully escape.” “‘Giants’ is a song about letting go of your insecurities — transcending your physical self and finding strength in your true identity,” Paul Hammer explains.
While Savoir Adore’s album Our Nature drew upon themes of love and human connection, their upcoming album The Love That Remains tries to recapture the ghosts of those connections. “When we were in Brazil in 2014, I learned the phrase ‘Saudades,’ which describes a deep longing for someone or something as an almost physical entity,” says Hammer. “The idea of love as a supernatural, physical thing was a very interesting and inspiring idea to me. From there, the album became about rediscovering love, in every way, finding it again in the world, with someone else, and with yourself. Whereas our last record was the story of two, I found it fitting and necessary to write this from a very personal, singular perspective.”
The Love That Remains drops Aug. 12 — preorder it now on ITunes.