Bands often talk about “reinvention” when it’s time to promote a new project. For Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore, it was more than a mere marketing strategy.
Debuting in 2009 with In the Wooded Forest, the duo of Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro continued to craft their evocative indie rock stylings on their 2012 full-length, Our Nature, before the partnership broke up in 2014.
Writing the band’s last album, The Love That Remains, with a bevy of collaborators, Hammer found his new musical partner, Lauren Zettler.
For the appropriately titled new album, Full Bloom, Hammer and Zettler settled into their inspired connection to create a new collection of finely tuned and thoughtful examinations of modern life. Though set for release this Friday on Nettwerk Records, the duo made it available to stream early.
“At its core, Full Bloom is about growth, change, and most importantly, self-acceptance,” Hammer explains. “It’s something we all go through in different ways. There’s a song for each growing pain on this record—whether it’s a deep nostalgia for lost love on ‘When the Summer Ends,’ or the lesson of letting change happen on ‘Everything’s a Season.'”
It’s interesting to examine what you’re going through in real time,” adds Zettler. “As we get older, we start to realize how little we know. And we put a lot of that feeling into the record.”
Attention-grabbing choruses and lushly produced tracks mark Full Bloom, running onto the dance floor with bubbly tunes like “Body Heat” and “Late to the Party.” It’s the sound of a veteran band renewed and in, well, full bloom.
Listen to Savoir Adore’s Full Bloom below.