Antony and the Johnsons will release their five track EP â€œThank You For Your Loveâ€ on August 24th via Secretly Canadian. The title-track is the lead single from the forthcoming album â€œSwanlightsâ€ also being released by Secretly Canadian on October 12. The album is now available for pre-order including bundles consisting of the full length CD and EP, vinyl LP and EP, and book with CD and EP will be available for sale on August 5th. Those who purchase the bundles will instantly receive an advance download of the EP. The pre-order is up here.
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On â€œThank You For Your Loveâ€, Antony expresses a soul-infused cry of gratitude, but the song progresses into urgency, leaving behind the 4/4 rhythms and breaking into an emotional gallop that reveals an underlying pathos. â€œYou Are The Treasureâ€ is the calm after the storm, â€œMy Lord My Loveâ€ closes the A side as a song for a lost childhood. The B side features two unusual covers accompanied by Kevin Barker on Acoustic Guitar, the first is Bob Dylanâ€™s â€œPressing Onâ€, Antonyâ€™s take is sweet, upbeat and beautiful. â€œImagineâ€ collaboration with avant-garde ambient composer William Basinski is a foreboding take on John Lennonâ€™s hallowed song.
Artwork for the EP features photographs Antony took when he first arrived in NYC as a teenager in the early 90â€™s.
Antony and the Johnsons will also release their new album, â€œSwanlightsâ€, on October 12th in the US via Secretly Canadian. Abrams Image will simultaneously release a special edition of â€œSwanlightsâ€ which will include the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antonyâ€™s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album only version of â€œSwanlightsâ€ on Secretly Canadian will also include the song â€œFlÃ©ttaâ€, a duet with BjÃ¶rk. The album and book are a continuation of Antonyâ€™s work exploring his connection to the natural world.
â€œThank You For Your Loveâ€ Track List
1. Thank You For Your Love
2. You Are The Treasure
3. My Lord My Love
4. Pressing On