Savannah Conley, an emerging singer-songwriter and Nashville-native, has just released her new single, “Never Want To Be In Love.“
Co-written with Andrew Petroff (Sheryl Crow, Devon Gilfillian) and the song’s producer Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, COIN), Conley sings about emerging from heartbreak. The euphoric, guitar-driven musicality on the track is augmented by Conley’s undeniable calling card: her rich, crystalline voice, and her vulnerable, somber lyricism.
Savannah’s haunting voice brings such emotion to the song from the very start and really draws you into the track ensuring that you truly believe what she is singing. Savannah says: “When you’ve really been in love and it ends badly, I think there are two outcomes. You either search and search because you want to feel that feeling again, or you protect yourself from ever experiencing the fallout again. I fell into the latter catagory around the time of writing this song. It seemed to me that the worst possible option would be to allow myself to get back there. But, then I met someone who made me want to risk it, and it was absolutely terrifying.”
Raised in Nashville by her backing singer mother and session guitarist father, Savannah Conley’s musical education was deeply ingrained from a young age. She started performing at the age of seven and by nineteen she was taking home the John Lennon Songwriting award. Her debut EP, Twenty Twenty, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Prine) and released in 2018 to critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, Ones To Watch, and Refinery29. Rolling Stone praised the EP as an “emotionally rich collection of tracks full of moody instrumentation and whip-smart lines” and named Conley as one of their ‘Artists You Need To Know.’
Savanah has an impressive resume of gigs, having supported Ben Folds, Brandi Carlile, The Head and the Heart, Willie Nelson, and Ruston Kelly, just to name a few.
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