MA student Anna B Savage performs a moving Tiny Desk

30 July, 2021

BIMM Institute Dublin MA student, Anna B Savage, had the honour of performing a Tiny Desk (Home) concert for NPR Music – a channel with over six million YouTube subscribers.

Tiny Desk, the very iconic YouTube series by NPR Music, has been conducting performances in people’s hometowns rather than their office due to COVID restrictions. This did not stop Anna B Savage from performing a clean and seamless set in her new hometown on Ireland’s west coast, near Mullaghmore. The stripped-back set shows off Anna’s vocal tone, range and stunning songwriting ability against the beautiful and serene scenes and sounds of Ireland’s coast.

Anna’s debut album was released early this year via City Slang records. A Common Turn caught the attention of Rolling Stone Magazine, which subsequently named Anna in their ‘Artists to Watch’ list 2021. Anna also released a short film to coincide with the album, and she’s also set to embark on a UK and Europan tour towards the end of 2021.

The three songs that she performs are taken from three different moments in her career and personal life. Each one surrounds the theme of struggling in the darkness of a toxic relationship before emerging into self-confident sunshine.

What the performance below:

More about Tiny Desk

The first Tiny Desk came in 2008 after its creator, Bob Boilen, joked around with folk singer, Laura Gibson, saying that she should perform at his desk in NRP Music’s office. A month later, the recording of her performance was posted online.

Now the series includes over 1,000 performances, which have collectively been viewed billions of times on YouTube. Bob’s desk has been graced with some exceptional performances, including Anderson .Paak, Demi Lovato, Mac Miller, Tyler, the Creator, Dua Lipa, Rick Ross, Justin Bieber, and so many more.


You can find out more about Anna B Savage here, and more from our amazing alumni here.

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