It’s been a quiet year for Anna Calvi, the kohl-eyed, guitar-wielding singer whose self-titled debut album took her from frontwoman to solo star in her own right. It was during her time with Cheap Hotel that she met the Invisible’s Dave Okumu at the Asylum club in London, and the pair have remained friends ever since. The Wall premiered here is Calvi’s bluesy take on the highlight of the Invisible’s excellent album. Here she replaces the electronic throb and shimmering textures of the original with serrated guitar and distant drums. Calvi’s sighs add to the tension before the drums take over and the whole thing explodes into life.
OMG THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. CRYING.