Anna Calvi, a Brit Award holder, is releasing her third studio album called Hunter on 31st August. As a part of the European tour she will come to Prague on 8th November.
Hunter is an embodiment of a free flight. For the composer and a virtuoso guitar player this was an opportunity to be more truthful than anytime before. It is the first studio recording since the release of the 2014 EP Strange Weather with David Byrne, an album of the same name and another album from 2013 called One Breath. Hunter is an album looking into sexuality and destroying borders of gender conformity. It is a feminist queer album longing for freedom.
The new album was produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) in Konk Studios in London and further production in LA. It was recorder by Anna’s band – Mally Harpaz playing various instruments and Alex Thomas on drums, joined by Adrian Utley of Portishead on keys and Martyn Casey of Bad Seeds on bass guitar. The album is raw and energetic. Calvi goes to the max both with her guitar playing and singing.
The video for her first single was directed by William Kennedy, a collaborator of Kendrick Lamar, and choreography was created by Aaron Sillis (FKA Twigs).
“I am in a search for something – I want memories, I want action, I want sexual freedom, intimity, I want to feel strong, feel protected and I want to find beauty in this mess. I want to go beyond gender. I don’t want to be choosing between the man or woman in me. I fight against the outsider feeling and I wish to find a place where I will feel like at home. I believe a gender is a spectrum,” Anna Calvi said about the new album.
Tickets for sale from Friday 8th June 11am