The two musicians team up for a new version of ‘Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy’, which sees the pair produce a fuzzy, lo-fi re-imagining of the original.
Explaining the story behind ‘Hunted’, Calvi said: “During a break from touring I went back and listened to the first recordings I ever made of ‘Hunter’. These recordings capture the very moment I first wrote these songs, and recorded them on my own, in my attic studio.
“I find something especially intimate about sharing these most private recordings with my favourite singers and asking them to lend their voices and artistic sensibility.”
Calvi also described Barnett as “an amazing artist. Her voice and guitar playing together are mind blowing. Her ability to connect the profound to the smallest moments of human experience is the unique talent of a true artist.”
Barnett returned the favour, saying of Calvi: “Anna is a completely awe-inspiring performer, it’s impossible to take your eyes off her onstage. I love her songwriting for its beautiful and perfect balance between aggression and tenderness.”
She’s also the ambassador for Independent Venue Week, which began today. Earlier this month, she called on greater protection for independent music venues, saying they were “instrumental for me to becoming the artist I am now”.