— Daily Tune 03/03/2020

Anna B Savage – ‘Chelsea Hotel #3’

‘He’s giving me head on my unmade bedAnna B Savage croons the first line of Chelsea Hotel #3 into our ears. The minimalistic track is a nod at Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel #2 and a cry to break free from the sexual stigmas surrounding female pleasure. The singer’s new years’ resolution was to ‘wank more’ and to unlearn the things she has spent too many years passively internalizing. On the track, she cleverly twists the roles usually assembled by women as the passive muse and instead, puts her lover in that position. Anna B Savage’s voice resonates deeply with poignant and relatable lines taken from her own sexual experiences. ‘The song is a groan of boredom for the role of passive, mute, muse women, and a scream for female autonomy and pleasure,’ the singer says about the release. Chelsea Hotel #3 teases the album planned for later this year, an important work by an artist tackling urgent questions and prejudices.