CALVI GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS
While Anna Calvi has created some truly remarkable music over the last decade, 2018’s Hunter was arguably her masterpiece. Described by the singer as “primal and beautiful, vulnerable and strong”, it made all the critics purr and quickly became her calling card. With a record so rich in ideas, who can blame her for going back to the well one more time? Hunted reimagines the original material with the help of some famous friends, including Courtney Barnett, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julia Holter and IDLES.
Featuring guitar and voice, these reworked songs are stripped to the core, and a must-listen for both hardcore and casual fans. The gloriously grim rendition of ‘Wish’, with vocals from IDLES’ Joe Talbot, is a magnificent slab of blood and thunder recalling early Nick Cave. Elsewhere, the team-up with Charlotte Gainsbourg (‘Eden’) is just as magnetic, although for very different reasons. A delicate lullaby boasting a wonderful performance from Calvi, it betters the original and leaves you hoping for a full album from the pair. OUT MARCH 6 · EDWIN MCFEE