Anna Calvi to Release Covers EP
Thu, 29 May 2014 13:12:03
Anna Calvi will release a five-track covers EP, entitled Strange Weather, on July 15.
On the EP, she tackles tunes by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA Twigs, Connan Mockasin, along with a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track -- a cover of Keren Ann's "Strange Weather."
See, this is by no means a "standard" covers collection. A. Calvi really stretched those creative muscles with her cover choices.
Of working with Anna, Byrne said, "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."
You can check out her deconstructed and organic reworking of FKA twigs' "Papi Pacify" below.
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)
Are you feeling Anna Calvi's covers?