Anna Calvi's Hunted reworks seven tracks off her terrific 2018 album Hunted, stripping them down to their bare essence and, in many cases, bringing in collaborators to totally change the vibe of the songs. Those collaborators include Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot of IDLES, Julia Holter, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The songs may be dialed down in some ways, but it being Anna Calvi, they are no less intense. In the case of "Wish," which features Talbot, intensity levels go up. "Joe has such a visceral urgent energy which felt so right for Wish," says Anna. "However, when I heard what he sang on this song I was also amazed to hear a vulnerability to his voice that I hadn’t heard before and I found it really beautiful. Idles are one of my favourite bands so it was a dream collaboration for me.”

On the other end of the spectrum, is "Swimming Pool" which features Holter, who brings her own unique energy, with the track taken back to just guitar and layer upon layer of ethereal voices. "The stunning power of Calvi's performance here simply with voice and guitar made it tempting to either leave it alone or provide some far-away chorus emerging from the depths, just something to underline the passion," says Holter. "One of my favorite things to do is to experiment with layers of soft background voices that overlap and rub in pleasing/scary ways, and so this was extremely fun, and it was an honor to be a part of this project of Anna Calvi's, she is a fierce master of her craft." You can listen to all of Hunted below.

The best way to experience Anna Calvi is live, and her North American tour starts at the end of March, and includes stops in Quebec City, Toronto, Chicago, NYC, L.A., San Francisco and the 2020 Coachella festival. She's got two NYC shows: Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 5 (tickets) and Rough Trade on April 6 (sold out). See her if you can. All dates are listed below.

Anna Calvi - 2020 Tour Dates
03/30 @ Palais Montcalm - Quebec City, QC
04/01 @ Mod Club - Toronto, ON
04/02 @ Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
04/05 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
04/06 @ Rough Trade NYC - Brooklyn, NY
04/09 @ The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
04/11 @ Coachella - Indio Valley, CA
04/15 @ The Independent - San Francisco, CA
04/18 @ Coachella - Indio Valley, CA
05/29 @ All Points East - London, UK
08/06 @ Haldern Pop Festival - Haldern, DE
09/19 @ Reeperbahn Festival - Hamburg, DE