Savages singer Jehnny Beth released a self-directed video for “Heroine,” her latest single off To Love Is to Live, out June 12th.
The clip opens with Beth walking through the Paris Métro, her face blanketed in a mask amid the pandemic. She rapidly pivots toward the camera for the defiant lines: “All I want is to go dancing with the devil/All I want is to touch you on every level.”
Grainy shots of Beth as a child are interspersed throughout the video, as she plays piano and smiles in a turtleneck. “If I hear them say/’She’s not there,’” she sings. “She must be there/A heroine.”
“We couldn’t plan that the current worldwide circumstances would push us to make this video entirely ourselves at home,” Beth said in a statement, “but sometimes working with constraints is the best fuel, and it fits perfectly with the positive message of self-belief and resilience of the song, pursuing childhood dreams and destiny.”
In addition to To Love Is to Live, Beth is also promoting Crimes Against Love Memories (C.A.L.M.), a collection of erotic short stories out September 1st. The book is accompanied by photography by her long-time collaborator Johnny Hostile. Beth has been posting readings of C.A.L.M. every Friday via Instagram.
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