Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Anna Calvi: It's normal to despair

Anna Calvi is currently touring

Singer Anna Calvi has said she has low points in her life - but she wouldn't have it any other way.

Anna, 33, first started performing songs from her debut album over three years ago and has since earned a reputation as a very intense singer and guitar player.

Her second album, One Breath, came out in October last year.

The London-born singer said much of One Breath was written in a pit of depression, but that it's quite normal for creative people like her to feel unstable.

"I definitely have that, but I embrace it. It's not something I would want to change," she said.

"I have real highs and lows in my life and it comes across in my music. The feeling of not being in control and how you deal with that is a huge part of what life is all about.

"It's about having no control and how terrifying that is, but then there's something so soothing about that too. I think that feeling of being out of control is what love is about, what death is about, everything..."

She added: "It seems to be something that always comes back in my writing, and it's expressed a lot on this record."

:: Anna Calvi's second album One Breath is out now and she begins her tour tonight (February 1).

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