Anna Calvi - Strange Weather
Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony & The Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, this mini album features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs and Connan Mockasin, as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann‰۪s ‰Û÷Strange Weather‰۪.
The cover of Suicide‰۪s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley) and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs‰۪ ‰Û÷Papi Pacify‰۪.
David Byrne said the following on working with Anna: ‰ÛÏI‰۪m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‰Û÷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 ‰Û÷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.‰åÊ