Anna Calvi and David Byrne cover Connan Mockasin’s ‘I’m the Man, That Will Find You’

anna_calvi_02Next week, singer/songwriter Anna Calvi returns with a new a five-track EP, Strange Weather, that includes covers of songs by the likes of David Bowie, FKA Twigs, Suicide, Keren Ann and two duets with David Byrne. We’ve already been treated to her take on FKA twigs “Papi Pacify” and her and Byrne’s stunning rendition of Keren Ann’s “Strange Weather”. Now comes Calvi and Byrne’s version of  Connan Mockasin’s “I’m The Man, That Will Find You”.

“I love how creepy this song is,” Calvi explains of hand-picking the track for her EP. “There’s always something very strange and intriguing about the way [Connan Mockasin] songs are put together. I wanted to find the most basic elements of the song and highlight those.”

Calvi’s take on the song does preserve the originals ooddball-psych pop unease, but she also injects her own powerful vocals, which paired with Byrne’s low-key grumbling make for a much richer and fuller sound. You can listen to all three of Calvi’s excellent covers below.

The ‘Strange Weather’ covers EP will be available on 14th July via Domino.

Tracklisting:

1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – Anna Calvi and David Byrne
5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)

 

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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