"This new music is everything I wanted it to be"
Anna Calvi has announced her return by promising new music and announcing a string of UK and European tour dates. Full dates and ticket details are below.
After teasing her comeback with a series of dramatic red and black images on Instagram in recent weeks, the Domino-signed singer-songwriter and double Mercury-nominee has said that new music is coming soon after announcing a trio of shows in Berlin, London and Paris.
“I remember looking into your eyes, I remember our energy, I remember you testing me, I remember me testing you, I remember feeling the most alive in those moments, I remember the dam breaking, like a primal scream,” wrote Calvi.
“I want it again, I want to see you again.. This new music is everything I wanted it to be. I want you to hear what I’ve created and laboured on with love for so long, for you, for us.”
Calvi’s upcoming UK and European tour dates are below. Tickets are available from 11am on Wednesday April 25 and on sale here.
12 – Berghain, Berlin
15 – La Gaite Lyrique, Paris
19 – Heaven, London
Speaking of working on new material last year, she posted: “All I can do is wear what I create like a coat to cover me and protect me, and the deeper I fall into its arms the better it holds me.”
Calvi last released music in the form of her 2014 EP, ‘Strange Weather’. It followed the 2013 studio album ‘One Breath’, and her self-titled debut (2011).The covers release featured collaborations with Talking Heads icon David Byrne.
Byrne featured on a rendition of Mockasin’s 2013 single ‘I’m The Man, That Will Find You’, while versions of Bowie’s ‘Lady Grinning Soul’ and ‘Ghost Rider’ by Suicide also appeared.
The artist supported Morrissey at London’s 02 Arena off the back of her last full-length LP.
NME’s review of ‘One Breath’ claimed that Calvi had “created something all her own”. “There’s new confidence here, and a sense that she’s stretching herself musically and lyrically.”