· Antony And The Johnsons release their new
album, ‘Swanlights’ through Rough Trade Records.
The album includes the song ‘Flétta’, a duet with
Björk. The album and book are a continuation of
Antony’s work exploring his connection to the
· While ‘I Am a Bird Now’ is compelling in its
vulnerability and ‘The Crying Light’ is a
masterpiece of austerity, ‘Swanlights’ may be
Antony’s most wide-rangingly emotional work to
date. It is a record that is at moments
heartbreakingly tender, and at other times has a
joyful gleam to its teeth.
· Unlike previous work, which was often quite
sparsely voiced, on ‘Swanlights’ the vines in the
garden are overgrown and the sound palette has
become more exotic; strange percussive elements,
John Cale-esque string drones, heavily distorted
guitars and symphonic winds and strings thread
the song cycle together.
· ‘Swanlights’ is the fourth Antony And The
Johnsons album and the follow up to the critically
acclaimed ‘The Crying Light’, which entered the
European Chart at #1 and was included in yearend
Best Of lists across the globe in 2009.
· Antony burst into the international spotlight with
his second album, ‘I Am A Bird Now’, which won
the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
Everything Is New
The Great White Ocean
I’m In Love
The Spirit Was Gone
Thank You For Your Love
Salt Silver Oxygen