Anna Calvi says new album ‘One Breath’ was inspired by depression

Singer's new LP set for release on October 7

Anna Calvi has told NME that her new album ‘One Breath’ was inspired by her battle with depression.

The singer releases the follow-up to her 2011 self-titled debut on October 7. Speaking to NME in a new interview in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, the singer said the LP had been made during a time of inner turmoil.

“It’s a huge part of what life is, having no control,” she said. “How terrifying that is, but then soothing too – that’s what love is about, what death is about, the whole thing is about not being in control. It seems to be something that always comes back in my writing, and it’s expressed a lot on this record.”


Discussing one of the songs on the album in particular, meanwhile – a track titled ‘Suddenly’ – she said: “It’s about a depression that you don’t really know how to overcome, but you know that you don’t want to feed it anymore, so you just walk away from it. Is it autobiographical? Yes. This record is more about things that are going on in my life.”

‘One Breath’ was produced by John Congleton in Blackbox Studios, France and mixed in Dallas, Texas. You can watch a trailer for the LP above, while the tracklisting is as follows:

‘Piece By Piece’
‘Sing To Me’
‘One Breath’
‘Love Of My Life’
‘Carry Me Over’
‘Bleed Into Me’
‘The Bridge’

Subscribe to NME here, or get this week’s digital issue