Anna Calvi Pursues a Shadowy Beauty in Rain-Soaked ‘Eliza’ Video
U.K. visionary's second album 'One Breath' dropping this fall via Domino
Earlier this month, when Anna Calvi officially announced her upcoming, “more personal” sophomore album, the London-based singer-songwriter described the LP thusly: “One Breath is the moment before you’ve got to open yourself up, and it’s about how terrifying that is. It’s scary and it’s thrilling. It’s also full of hope, because whatever has to happen hasn’t happened yet.” Calvi dives deeper into that theme of self-discovery with the new music video for “Eliza,” a galloping art-rock epic slated for the October 8 LP.
Speaking to Pitchfork, Calvi explained that “Eliza” is about “seeing a strong and beautiful woman who reminds you of a part of yourself that has got lost somehow, and striving to become that person again.” The song’s visual follows that thread, sending the virtuoso guitarist off on a chase to find herself. Directed by Emma Nathan, the clip features Calvi running through a forest, facing down creepy hallucinations and hard rain, all while desperately trying to catch the mysterious figure ahead of her.
Watch it above, and keep an eye out for the “Eliza” single, which arrives on September 30 backed by the B-side “A Kiss to Your Twin.”