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Review: Saint Saviour- Grace Jones

Friday 08 June 2012

Best known for her work fronting festival favourites Groove Armada, Saint Saviour is back on the summer circuit serving up some Grace Jones realness. In a fitting tribute to the eponymous trailblazer, Saint Saviour has released a song to coincide with her upcoming performance at the Lovebox Festival where the New Wave pioneer herself will also be playing.

The track, creatively titled Grace Jones, is a straight-up throw back, pulling from Jones’ conspicuous repertoire and style. Saint Saviour gives us some old-school driving bass dance beats with airy, tormented vocals filtering around the song like a trail of glitter left by behind by Grace herself.

Saint Saviour says she’s excited to play Lovebox again; as well as performing with her old crew, Groove Armada, she’ll also be appearing with Kris Di Angelis on The Circus Stage plus a solo show on the Dalston Superstore stage on Sunday. It’s fair to say to Saint Saviour will be working her little arse off. “ I’ll be requiring an intravenous cocktail supply by the end of all that (can’t drink and sing) and I can’t wait to see Grace Jones again because for me, she embodies everything a performer should.  It’s for that reason I will be leading the crowds in a war cry of her name.”

It’s going to be a big one with names like Chaka Khan, Felix Da Housecat, Crystal Castles, Hot Chip and Kelis to name a few.

Be sure to get your tickets to Lovebox (http://www.lovebox.net/#filter=.vip-tickets) so you can be one of the Loveboxers singing along with Saint Saviour as she delivers her love letter in song to her idol.

Saint Saviour is offering a free download of the track from here: http://soundcloud.com/saintsaviour/grace-jones-lovebox-2012

Words: Brent Randall