8 July 2023
Band: ANOHNI AND THE JOHNSONS
Who: Singer/songwriter/visual artist
formerly named Antony (Hegarty) and
her backing band.
New album: MY BACK WAS A BRIDGE FOR YOU TO CROSS
The 5th longplayer.
Artwork: A portrait of Marsha P. Johnson (1945 – 1992), also known as
Malcolm Michaels Jr., by photographer Alvin Baltrop. She was an American gay
liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. Anohni admired her and met
her only once, at a gay parade in NYC, unfortunately, the day before she died
MOJO (British music monthly): “It’s a record of fierce seriousness, a demand for
engagement as inescapable and immediate as somebody shaking you by the shoulders.”
TUTV: Think Marvin Gaye at its reflecting-and-electrifying soul best. Anohni doesn’t hide that she’s a big fan. The record’s big orchestrations and moody Motown vibes are obvious but don’t get the wrong idea, this is an Anohni record. Both introvert and extrovert, both intimate and open-hearted, both melodramatic and earnest. And her voice still is wholly absorbing. A glorious piece of work.
Singles/clips: I Must Change / Sliver Of Ice / Why I Am Alive Now?
– IT MUST CHANGE –
– SLIVER OF ICE –
– WHY I AM ALIVE NOW? –