“Alt-rock upstart Saffron A traces out her weary, tired bones like an Etch A Sketch, the charcoal lines collapsing at the slightest vibration. With “Flashes,” emotionally tightened with a visual exemplifying her entrapment, she seemingly stands in place as the world chugs along behind her.”
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“Saffron A taps into her own vulnerability through her music and uses it as a tool for healing—she reclaims her own power and autonomy.”
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“Sad songs are as common part of popular culture as anything, but there are deeper levels of personal experiences that are getting their taboo sticker torn off by a new and brave generation.”
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This autumn I’m embarking on a mini tour! I’ll be doing some public speaking as well as performing. Find the dates below, I hope to see you at one of these events.
Oct 30th Painted Lady
Nov 2nd Transforming Trauma Conference
Nov 5th Take Back The Night Sheridan
Nov 7th Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
Wow! It’s finally out!
Stream Resistance here:
Catch me on tour:
September 7th HAMILTON Lukaya Cafe w/ Yoney
September 10th TORONTO Hugh’s Room She’s Listening
September 13th LONDON Brown & Dickson w/ Claire Hunter
September 14th TORONTO ildsjel Collective
September 19th HALTON Take Back The Night
September 26th ETOBICOKE Take Back The Night at Humber College
Sept 27-29 MISSISSAUGA Folk Music Ontario
In one week, the Resistance EP will be live! In one week and one day, I start my tour. To give you some insight, below are the descriptions of each song featured on the EP.
Loud and Clear is a song that depicts my interactions with the police when seeking help and/or justice. It is brazen, fierce and all too real. This video is a clip of the song, performed acoustically
Priceless Advice deconstructs the messages people socialized as young women are given to keep themselves safe. These “helpful suggestions” come from parents, the police, friends, the media. Society puts the responsibility on women not to be violated instead of teaching men not to violate others.
Break and Enter is based on the idea that breaking and entering someone’s body is detrimental, much more so than breaking and entering someone’s house. The law does not treat it that way, but our bodies are our true homes.
Resistance is a rally cry to fight against systems of oppression and join together! We cannot accept the way things are, we have to make change in our communities and culture.
Flashes is a song that details the experience of being emotionally triggered after a traumatic event. Dealing with flashbacks is a difficult process.
Make sure to catch one of my shows on tour, and pre-save the Resistance EP here