Sunday Morning Music: Anna Calvi

This is the second single from Anna Calvi’s eponymously titled debut record. While this is by no means a new record, I still find myself listening to it a lot. It has a haunting sound and yoga enthusiasts might enjoy that the harmonium is one of the main instruments on the album.

Anna Calvi’s own list of musical influences is a who’s who of people that I love. Here is a short list from an interview-  Nina Simone, Maria Callas, Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart, Nick Cave, David Bowie, Scott Walker.

It also seems that she spent the first three years of her life in and out of hospitals. I am not romanticizing illness but that sort of experience has profound implications for anyone. In my view the first five years of life are the most important. The first year of life is the fastest brain growth our bodies will ever experience as well as sensations like trust and security and love become imprinted.

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