Antony and the Johnsons will release the â€œSwanlightsâ€ EP digitally and on 10â€via Secretly Canadian on April 26. A CD version is forthcoming. The 10â€ vinyl will be available on Record Store Day, April 16. The EP includes a remix of the title track by Oneohtrix Point Never as well as two exclusive b-sides. Antonyâ€™s sister, Sara Hegarty, directed the â€œSwanlgihtsâ€ video. Antony has described the concept of swanlights as â€œthe reflection of light on the surface of the water at night and the moment when a spirit jumps out of a body and turns into a violet ghost. â€œ
Antony and the Johnsons have also announced a performance at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA on March 2. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas and bringing together people in the technology, entertainment and design fields.
Antony and the Johnsons released their latest album, â€œSwanlightsâ€ last October on Secretly Canadian. Abrams Image simultaneously released a special edition of â€œSwanlightsâ€ that includes the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antonyâ€™s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album and book are a continuation of Antonyâ€™s work exploring his connection to the natural world.
â€œSwanlightsâ€ EP Tracklist
1 – Swanlights
2 â€“ Find The Rhythm Of Your Love
3 – Kissing Noone
4 – Swanlights OPN edit