New Release & Video: Anna Calvi – Hunter / As A Man

Credit: Maisie Cousins

Anna Calvi has shared two new videos – a film for her current single Hunter and for a brand new track, As A Man – both taken from her new album, Hunter

Both were directed by the Berlin-based filmmaker and photographer, Matt Lambert, much of whose work explores queer love and intimacy

In the track Hunter, Calvi celebrates the transcendent aspects of pleasure and finding a community and home in queer spaces. According to Calvi, it is about “exploring a more subversive sexuality, which goes further than what is expected of a woman in our patriarchal heteronormative society.” Director Lambert said the following: “The ritual of self-love and body-exploration for many queer individuals is the first step toward feeling confident intimate moments with others”

About the track As A Man, Calvi stated: “If a woman wants to be powerful she’s expected to exhibit ‘male’ traits. The woman in the song is trying to understand a man by imagining becoming him, but as it progresses she asks the man to become more like her instead. There’s been a lot of encouragement for women to become more like men if they want to get their voices heard, or be powerful. But there hasn’t been enough effort to get men to become more like women. Men are brought up believing that to be feminine is to be weak. If there is to be equality, both sexes need to be able to move to the middle of the spectrum. This song is about finding freedom in the non-binary world”

Watch the video for As A Man via Apple Music, HERE

Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) at Konk Studios in London with some further production in LA, Hunter was recorded with Anna’s band – Mally Harpaz on various instruments and Alex Thomas on drums – with the addition of Adrian Utley from Portishead on keys and Martyn Casey from The Bad Seeds on bass. It has a new rawness, a primal energy into which Calvi pushes the limits of her guitar and voice beyond anything she’s recorded before

Anna will perform her new live show on an extensive UK and European headline tour this Autumn and Winter, kicking off in Belfast on 27th September 2018. The tour will culminate in her biggest show to date at The Roundhouse in London on 7th February 2019

Full live dates are as follows…

27 Sep 2018 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Empire
28 Sep 2018 – Dublin 8, Ireland, The Tivoli Theatre
30 Sep 2018 – Glasgow, UK, St Luke’s
01 Oct 2018 – Manchester, UK, O2 Ritz
03 Oct 2018 – Newcastle, UK, The Boiler Shop
04 Oct 2018 – Birmingham, UK, Town Hall
05 Oct 2018 – Brighton, UK, All Saints Church
06 Oct 2018 – Bristol, UK, SWX Bristol
08 Oct 2018 – Lille, France, Le Splendid
09 Oct 2018 – La Rochelle, France, La Sirene
10 Oct 2018 – Nantes, France, Stereolux
13 Oct 2018 – Valencia, Spain, La Rambleta
14 Oct 2018 – Barcelona, Spain, Cruïlla de Tardor @ Razzmatazz 2
16 Oct 2018 – Madrid, Spain, Chango
17 Oct 2018 – Santiago, Spain, Sala Capitol
19 Oct 2018 – Porto, Portugal, Hard Club
20 Oct 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal, Capitolio
22 Oct 2018 – Lyon, France, Le Radiant
23 Oct 2018 – Strasbourg, France, La Laiterie
24 Oct 2018 – Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli Vredenburg, De Helling
25 Oct 2018 – Brussels, Belgium, Botanique
27 Oct 2018 – Odense, Denmark, Posten
29 Oct 2018 – Oslo, Norway Parkteatret
30 Oct 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden, Nalen
01 Nov 2018 – Helsinki, Finland, Tavastia Club
03 Nov 2018 – Lund, Sweden, Mejeriet
04 Nov 2018 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Vega
05 Nov 2018 – Aarhus, Denmark, Voxhall
07 Nov 2018 – Warsaw, Poland, Niebo
08 Nov 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna
09 Nov 2018 – Leipzig, Germany, Conne Island
10 Nov 2018 – Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany, Rolling Stone Weekender
12 Nov 2018 – Bratislava, Slovakia, Nova Cvernovka
13 Nov 2018 – Budapest, Hungary, A38 Ship
15 Nov 2018 -Vienna, Austria, Simm City
16 Nov 2018 – Rust, Germany, Rolling Stone Park
17 Nov 2018 – Fribourg, Switzerland, Le Nouveau Monde
18 Nov 2018 – Zurich, Switzerland, Plaza Club Zurich
20 Nov 2018 – Ljubljana, Slovenia, Kino Siska
16 Jan 2019 – Munich, Germany, Freiheiz
18 Jan 2019 – Berlin, Germany, Astra Kulturhaus
19 Jan 2019 – Hamburg, Germany, Kampnagel
22 Jan 2019 – Cologne, Germany, Gloria Theatre
23 Jan 2019 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Melkweg
25 Jan 2019 – Nancy, France, L’Autre Canal
26 Jan 2019 – Nimes, France, Paloma
27 Jan 2019 – Toulouse, France, Le Bikini
29 Jan 2019 – Bordeaux, France, Le Rocher de Palmer
31 Jan 2019 – Reims, France, La Cartonnerie
07 Feb 2019 – London, UK, The Roundhouse