Sean Nicholas Savage bursts back onto the scene with upbeat “Live 4 Real”

Canadian lo-fi artist Sean Nicholas Savage drops latest bedroom pop track “Live 4 Real” via Arbutus Records.

A veteran to the Canadian indie scene and one of Arbutus Records original signees, Sean Nicholas Savage has returned with his latest single. All the proceeds will be donated to NYC-based collective Food Issues.

Having experimented with spoken word poetry as well as more recently having penned and starred in a musical in Montreal, Sean Nicholas Savage is no stranger to the arts. His work ethic is unparalleled, with 7 studio albums in which he consistently managed to play with genres, breaking boundaries of R&B, indie rock and synth-pop. With “Live 4 Real,” the artist exposes once again his revered craft and avant-garde sensibilities.

“I wanna love, I wanna live for real” he croons amidst a summery sounding backdrop. Guitars jangle and give a sense of freedom and movement. “Live 4 Real” plays out as a melancholy lament, yet one full of glorious angst and hopefulness despite the declaration that “everything falls apart/shit is going down.”

The juxtaposition of ideas and themes reflects the complexity of human emotions, the multifaceted way in which we perceive the world. “Live 4 Real” highlights the ability to recognise the messy world that we live in, yet still have a great lust for living in it.

Sean Nicholas Savage’s distinctive wispy vocals bounce deftly over the guitars and keys, commanding the track and giving a real sense of direction and drive. It’s motivational and warm in its open-heartedness, an attribute that makes “Live 4 Real” soar. With the final declarative “I wanna love, just live for real,” the artist leaves us on an optimistic note, one that urges us to live as authentically as we can.

Rachel Chandler