“It is all about the songs. And their internal message. That’s the basic philosophy behind Gentle Savage.”
Finnish Rockers GENTLE SAVAGE were formed in 2013, and their characteristics stem from the ancient Karelian magic spells combined with the feel of European mega cities hum and spin. With a musical DNA twirling back to the earliest days of rock music, GENTLE SAVAGE roar with their heavy, yet dynamic style. Their message is clear; ‘Don’t you worry ’bout a thing. Just let our magic in and we’ll take care of the rest!’.
Currently, GENTLE SAVAGE are busy working in the studio on their debut album, coming out February 2021! The third single, entitled ’Run Run Poor Boy’, will be unleashed on October 9th. It could be an independent sequel to the band’s previous work, like a narrative of what could have happened to the characters in the songs today.
Concerning the debut album, many names for the album have come up, but with so many things going on for the band right now, it has been decided to hold off on this. Tornado, the band’s songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, wants the title to reflect the current state of the band and feels naming it now would be premature.
August 2020 – Seven years is a surprisingly short time – or can be considered a long time, depending on how you feel. The band has found a characteristic sound that they are honing more precisely, especially in live shows. The band is now in its final form – a five-member line-up. The first gigs are completed, a great performance at the Goat Hill Festival fresh in the memory. When the world returns to normal post-COVID-19, GENTLE SAVAGE will hit the stage more regularly.
GENTLE SAVAGE’s first single ’Karelian Magic’, released in April 2019, turned out to be a fairly personal love song with a universal theme; every man that loves a woman knows what it feels like to be under her spell. ’Karelian Magic’ was released with a music video directed by Saku Petteri Perintö from Lumifilms. The video is a modern fast paced brain twister. It was widely appraised around the world and also on YouTube. ‘Karelian Magic’ became the song the band is known for, however there’s more to Gentle Savage. You can sense from ’Honey Bunny’, the band’s second single… that it’s a bit of a tongue-in-cheek good vibes Rock tune. The Classic Hard Rock song has a sing-along chorus and zany lyrics to put a smile on your face.
As the world was knocked for six by the COVID-19 pandemic with its wide spread negative impacts, GENTLE SAVAGE leaned on modern music management and its measures, with nothing else to be done. On 23rd May 2020, they did their first live stream ever. It was a huge success – leading to plans to do it again soon. Observing the live stream recording a few days after the performance, the band realized ‘Far Side’ fits even better in this world situation than when it was originally released. The band then decided to remix and remaster the live recording and release it as a single.
Watch their May 23rd’s live stream at this location.
The choice to launch a previously released song was also for other reasons: to showcase the live talents of GENTLE SAVAGE’s new line up and give people not able to attend their concerts the chance to experience their live spirit and atmosphere.
Check out below the band’s previous singles and music.
Karelian Magic (Official Music) – https://youtu.be/osEmTdkQCps
Honey Bunny – https://open.spotify.com/album/0Bzf88BjhSxrvzXxXrfMyQ
Far Side (Official music video) – https://youtu.be/hpGODinm6mM
GENTLE SAVAGE are:
Tornado Bearstone, songwriter, vocals and guitar
Jay B, drums and backing vocals
Vance Bead, bass and backing vocals
Tim O`Shore, guitar and backing vocals
Theo van Boom, keyboards and backing vocals