Anna Calvi has shared a video for 'Strange Weather', the lead single taken from her forthcoming EP of the same name, released on14th July 2014.
'Strange Weather', a cover of the Keren Ann track, is a stunning collaboration between Anna Calvi and David Byrne, and will be released on 14th July 2014.
The 5 track covers EP was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York. It features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin and Keren Ann. The cover of Suicide'sGhost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs' 'Papi Pacify',
1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
2. I'm The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) - featuring David Byrne
3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) - Anna Calvi and David Byrne
5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)
David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:
'I'm a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. 'Epic' I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.'