Saturday, 10 January 2009
The new Antony & The Johnsons album, The Crying Light, is out in just over a week (19 January to be precise) but the whole thing has leaked on the internet like a gorgeously melodramtic goo (?). We don't like to ruin surprises so we'd rather wait, but seeing as 'Epilepsy Is Dancing' is due to be the second single from the album we thought it OK to have a listen and invite you to do the same:
Initial reviews of The Crying Light have suggested it's a more abstract, less immediate listen then it's Mercury-wining predecessor so it may not be a good idea to listen to individual songs out of the context of the album, but 'Epilepsy Is Dancing' is as devastating as ever ("Cut me in quadrants / Leave me in the corner"). I can understand why people don't like his voice, or the theatrical nature of the songs, but for those that do, this album is shaping up to be something very special indeed.