Anna Calvi announces new album ‘Hunted’

The record is a rework of 2018’s 'Hunter' and set for release on March 6th

In the summer of 2018, Anna Calvi released her critically acclaimed third album ‘Hunter’. On it, she explored sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity. Following a stellar 18 months, which saw Calvi write her first television score (for BBC One’s Peaky Blinders), receive her third consecutive Mercury Prize nomination (the first solo artist to achieve this feat) and play sold out shows across the globe to her largest ever audiences, Calvi has now crafted a stunning reworking of ‘Hunter’ into ‘Hunted’.

Having revisited her first ever recordings for ‘Hunter’, Calvi found they offered an intimate and private view of the songs’ initial intentions. Distilled to their bare essence on ‘Hunted’: her masterful guitar playing and formidable vocals, Calvi then asked Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot (IDLES), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Julia Holter to collaborate with her and further transform the songs.

Calvi is pleased to share the first song from ‘Hunted’, ‘Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy’ featuring Courtney Barnett

Calvi says of ‘Hunted’: “During a break from touring I went back and listened to the first recordings I ever made of ‘Hunter’. These recordings capture the very moment I first wrote these songs, and recorded them on my own, in my attic studio. I find something especially intimate about sharing these most private recordings with my favourite singers and asking them to lend their voices and artistic sensibility. Courtney Barnett is an amazing artist. Her voice and guitar playing together are mind blowing. Her ability to connect the profound to the smallest moments of human experience is the unique talent of a true artist.”

Barnett said of working together: “Anna is a completely awe-inspiring performer, it’s impossible to take your eyes off her onstage. I love her songwriting for its beautiful and perfect balance between aggression and tenderness”.

Rawer sounding than their original incarnations, the tracks on ‘Hunted’ shine under the light of a different lens, one that brings the innate fragility of the compositions to the forefront and exquisitely melds together the dichotomy of the hunter and the hunted, the primal and the beautiful, the vulnerable and the strong. 

‘Hunted’ – set for release on March 6th – is available to pre-order on limited edition red vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

Anna Calvi will play a special show at London’s Windmill as part of Independent Venue Week – she is this year’s ambassador – later this week before heading to North America in April to play Coachella alongside other dates. 


1.     Swimming Pool (feat. Julia Holter)
2.     Hunter
3.     Eden (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg)
4.     Away
5.     Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy (feat. Courtney Barnett)
6.     Wish (feat. Joe Talbot/IDLES)
7.     Indies Or Paradise

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