A unique talent, Anna Calvi is a bold, striking, ambitious songwriter.
Recently, though, the singer decided to look back on her influences. Recording a number of covers with producer Thomas Bartlett, source material varies from Suicide and David Bowie to FKA twigs and Connan Mockasin.
Working with David Byrne himself, the pair decided to cover the Karen Ann track 'Strange Weather'. A remarkable pairing, Byrne commented:
"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."
Now equipped with a video, check out the clip for 'Strange Weather' now.
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'Strange Weather' is due to be released on July 14th. Tracklisting:
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)