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Review: Anna Calvi - Strange Weather

Review: Anna Calvi - Strange Weather

Wednesday 13th August, 2014 11:03AM

It can’t be easy to settle on five tracks to cover that will go on to form the entirety of a release. Anna Calvi has done just that, and even titled it after one of the tracks covered: Strange Weather. It feels like a symbolic handing over of the reins – something Calvi might find refreshing after years spent carving out a niche for her distinctive persona.

Calvi opted to release an EP rather than a full-length studio album which, combined with her use of covers, sets a playful tone. Connan Mockasin and FKA Twigs share the virtues of being both talented and hip, and covering their tracks updates Calvi’s classical aesthetic somewhat. 'Papi Pacify' is a worthy response to the lush unease of the original, replacing Twigs’ sweet, breathy vocals with Calvi’s powerful ones. However, the world probably could have done without an 'I’m the Man, That Will Find You' cover, as it loses much of its creepy charm without Mockasin at the helm...

Click here to read Louisa Kazsa's full review of Strange Weather by Anna Calvi.


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