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News & Interviews / Re: Anna playing live at Burberry show ....
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:01:12 PM »
I have just heard first hand that Anna's next album will be released in September 2019. You heard it here first!

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News & Interviews / Re: Anna playing live at Burberry show ....
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:00:18 PM »
Hello everyone, I'm a little late to this discussion. I suppose I'm a little late in writing my first post as I joined ages ago but here we go.

Firstly, I think the EP is wonderful, even spectacular in places. 'Whip the Night' is ferocious - I love it. The tribal drum beat, the vocals, the savage guitar. It doesn't really sound like anything Anna Calvi has done before. I was slightly late in tuning in to the fashion show (I had reluctantly woken up to my alarm, it was 6.30am where I live) and WTN was already half way through. It took me a while to realise the song was actually being performed by our Anna!  'Nathaniel' sounds liked a revised version of 'Rider....' as others have already noted. 'Rider's' angry brother/sister/grandmother perhaps. I love the version of 'iT', but wasn't familiar with the original prior to hearing Anna's performance. I am now, but prefer Anna's version of course! As for the oldies, Eliza sounds  amazing, the best version I've heard, and the strings and choir make Desire sound even more heavenly than unusual, in my opinion.

Secondly, having read the thread I noticed some people are surprised the EP hasn't been promoted to the music press. I'm not surprised at all, it's not the sort of release which would usually be promoted, or even get a physical release these days. Live albums/EP's generally aren't. Burberry obviously paid for it, and Anna presumably saw it as a good opportunity to perform one of the new songs for the first time, as well as a cover of a new song that really means something to her, and the chance to record a couple of her 'classics' with choir and orchestra, which is another passion of hers of course. Now if it were a studio EP of new songs or an album, that would be promoted,  but this is a small project for the existing fans to remind them that Anna still exists! The EP has been heavily promoted through social media, which means the majority of Anna's fans will hear be made aware of it (one would hope). Perhaps she is slowly building up to a bigger announcement?

Thirdly, I hope I'm not tempting fate here but could we possibly expect not just one, but two new albums from Anna  this year? A proper Anna Calvi studio album as well the songs from the play?  I dare to dream!

Thanks for your opinion, Hiroki! 8)

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News & Interviews / Anna at the grocery store
« on: November 13, 2016, 08:34:20 AM »
I saw Anna Calvi at a grocery store in London yesterday. I told her how cool it was to meet her in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother her and ask her for photos or anything.

She said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”

I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but she kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing her hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard her chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw her trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in her hands without paying.

The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Mam, you need to pay for those first.” At first she kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, she stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, she kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

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