18 months after the release of "Hunter", which explored sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity, the British singer-songwriter Anna Calvi revisited her initial, more intimate recordings of those songs. The versions on "Hunted" find her masterful guitar playing and formidable vocals distilled to their bare essence. The tracks on "Hunted" shine under the light of a different lens, one that brings the innate fragility of the compositions to the forefront and exquisitely melds together the dichotomy of the hunter and the hunted, the primal and the beautiful, the vulnerable and the strong.
Through her instagram account, Anna announced the album, along with first single "Don't Beat the Girl Out of My Boy (feat. Courtney Barnett)", saying: "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. Courtney Barnett is 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."
The album will not feature reworked versions of all "Hunter" tracks, but comes in the company of collaborators Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot (IDLES), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Julia Holter, adding up to 7 tracks.