Sneakout - "Savior" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

21 May 2015

On their latest single, "Savior", Sneakout crank the amp gain up to 11 and sing a song that makes them "want to do bad things".

On their Facebook page, Sneakout describe their sound as “fuzz pop”. Their latest tune, “Savior”, does somewhat fit that mold, but what it brings to mind more distinctly is the early ‘00s rock revival, where vintage amps and distortion pedals flooded venues worldwide for gigs played by bands whose names invariably started with “The”. (The White Stripes, the Hives, the Vines… the list goes on.) With a vocal delivery that can be described as somewhat Ozzy-esque, frontman Robert Fleming declares, “I’m your savior!” atop boot-stompin’ guitar riffs.
Fleming says to PopMatters, “In ‘Savior’, I wrote about looking for something outside of myself to save me from boredom and monotony. There’s a part of me searching for something different to really shake things up and break me out of my shell. In this song, I’m the savior, but ultimately I’m wishing someone would save me. I was inspired by the grittiness of Lighting Hopkins mixed with the sexiness of the Kills. This song makes me want to do bad things, and that’s exactly what I was going for.”

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