News Anna Calvi announces new EP ‘Tommy’

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Listen to new single ‘Ain’t No Grave’ now.

Having soundtracked the score to season six of Peaky Blinders, Anna Calvi has announced that her new EP ‘Tommy’ will be released on 6th May.

Featuring four new songs from Anna, the EP also includes a cover of ‘Red Right Hand’, the Peaky Blinders theme song by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘All The Tired Horses’.

“I’ve been living in the character of Tommy Shelby for years now, after scoring series 5 and this final series of Peaky Blinders,” Anna says. “The only way to write for this show is to get inside his head - I’ve dreamed about him every night for months, and when I pick up my guitar I try to play to his inner thoughts. My guitar is his violence and my voice is his hope. I always felt he should have ‘a song’ that sums him up - he’s the ultimate antihero - murderous, cold, terrifying, and yet has a deep love for his family and a naive childlike hope that he will one day rise above it all. I wanted to believe that ‘Aint No Grave’ was the song going round in his head as he slow motion walks through his life. I think Tommy will be a part of me forever!”

‘Tommy’ EP Tracklisting:
1. Ain’t No Grave
2. Burning Down
3. Red Right Hand
4. All The Tired Horses

See Anna Calvi live at the following dates:

28 - All Points East, London

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