“Savoir Adore” is French for “to know love” - a lofty moniker, but an idea that’ s always been at the heart of the band’ s romantic, imaginative pop music. Led by Paul Hammer, the ever-evolving Brooklyn based project continues its journey through magical dream worlds and vivid musical landscapes. After two years of writing and recording, the band will return with their latest collection of songs, The Love That Remains, later this year. And with it, we find the band at itsmost mature, honest, and ambitious.
“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. 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.” And at the end of the day it’ s about a lot more than that too - Love, loss, and the often inescapable darkness of memories.
It also takes off from where Our Nature, the band’ s critically acclaimed second album, left off. “Lovers Wake,” the album’ s first single and lead off track is the story of someone trying to escape a dream and an addiction to suffering through a fantasy that doesn’t exist.
Savoir Adore is not a new band. But in many ways, this is a new beginning.