Anna Calvi – “Desire” (video)

Check out the video to Anna Calvi‘s great new single “Desire” – certainly the most commercial thing she’s done to date and a real highlight of her Domino released debut album. Clearly, the label have saved the hard hitter for the summer festival season, and a big impact now now should leave the campaign in good stead for the subsequent “I can’t believe she’s playing there” tour in the autumn (it’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in this instance).

Before everything kicked off, we were lucky enough to host two of Anna’s early shows – at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green in November 2008 and The Wilmington Arms in February 2009. Were you at either of these gigs? The second one was particularly special, full of high drama and Calvi’s virtuoso guitar playing – one of those nights where jaws uniformly fell to the floor.

Check out Calvi’s cover of “Surrender” below, which recently appeared as the B-side to her last single, “Blackout”. The song is a Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman adaptation of a 1902 Neopolitan ballad entitled “Torna a Surriento” (“Come Back to Sorrento”), and was also taken on board by Elvis Presley, who scored a number one with it in 1961. Get all that? Good.

MP3: Anna Calvi – Surrender

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