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Anna Calvi Plots Scary, Thrilling ‘One Breath’ Album for Fall Release

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London-based singer-songwriter Anna Calvi will return this fall with her sophomore studio album, One Breath. Calvi’s follow-up to her 2011 self-titled debut will arrive on October 7 in the U.K. and October 8 in the U.S. via Domino. 

Described as “bold and confident” by the record label, One Breath was written throughout the course of a year and recorded over a span of several weeks. Producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, the Walkmen, the Mountain Goats) helmed the sessions in France’s Blackbox Studio and the mixing was finished in Dallas, Texas. 

According to an official announcement, One Breath is a “more personal record” than its smoldering predecessor, the Mercury- and Brit-nominated Anna Calvi. In a statement, Calvi said, “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.” 

The art-rock warrior hasn’t shared any tracks from the upcoming effort yet, but she did drop a teaser trailer featuring a minute-long snippet of music that’s light on lyrics but heavy on dramatic strings and vocalizing. Watch it below. 

One Breath will come in digital, vinyl, and CD formats. A special edition wax version will also be up for grabs — that version comes with a limited edition print and a bonus 7-inch that features two exclusive songs, “Endless World” and “1970s Wind.” Pre-orders are currently available through Domino. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered will be signed by Calvi herself. Scroll down for the One Breath track list, followed by fast-approaching tour dates.


One Breath track list: 

1. “Suddenly”
2. “Eliza”
3. “Piece by Piece”
4. “Cry” 
5. “Sing to Me” 
6. “Tristan”
7. “One Breath” 
8. “Love of My Life”
9. “Carry Me Over”
10. “Bleed Into Me”
11. “The Bridge” 

Anna Calvi tour dates: 

September 12 – London, England @ Wilton’s Music Hall
September 19 – Milan, Italy @ Teatro Parenti/Elita
September 26 – Montpellier, France @ Le Rockstore
September 26 – Paris, France @ Gaite Lyrique
September 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
September 29 – Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
October 8 – London, England @ Islington Assembly Hall
November 11 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall *
November 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
November 26 – Lille, France @ Le Grand Mix
November 27 – Caen, France @ Le Cargo
November 28 – Angers, France @ La Chabada
November 30 – Vannes, France @ L’Echonova
December 1 – La Roche sur Yon, France @ Fuzz Y’On
December 2 – Cognac, France @ Les Anciennes Abbatoirs
December 4 – Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
December 5 – Orleans, France @ L’Astrolabe
December 6 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
December 8 – Clermont-Ferrand, France @ La Cooperative de Mai
December 10 – Barcelona, Spain @ La 2 de Apolo
December 11 – Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Lara
December 12 – Valladolid, Spain @ Lava
December 13 – San Sebastian, Spain @ Intaurrondo
December 14 – Vigo, Spain @ Sala Del Museo de Arte
December 16 – Porto, Portugal @ Casa da Musica
December 17 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Lisbon Aula Magna

* = with Chelsea Wolfe