Antony Reveals Another World

 

 

 

With the clip for “Another World,” Antony relies on interpretive dance.

By Blurt Staff

 

Antony and the Johnsons first teased fans with an abstract 1:22 clip of
“Another World,” the title track of their forthcoming EP, released October 7 on
Secretly Canadian. That Colin Whitaker-lensed video was simply flowers in and out of focus—an appropriately spare visual to accompany Antony’s longing, plaintive song. The actual video is all about interpretive dance around a painting. In a way, just as bare bones, only longer… and nonetheless apropos of something. That is, it’s artsy-fartsy, makes you sleepy, but still communicates the hypnotic sadness Antony conveys with his song and his Leonard Cohen-Boy George warble.

 

Here’s the official word on the song: On “Another
World”, Antony lists things he treasures about the natural world, and expresses
that he will miss them; the result is hypnotic and affecting, with the
accompanying video reflecting the song’s theme.

 

The five-song Another
World
is a stopgap between Antony’s Mercury Prize-winning 2005 album I Am A Bird Now and the follow-up, The Crying Light, due in January. Among
the EP tracks are “Shake That Devil,” called “part exorcism and part Shangri-La [in which] Antony calls out perpetrators and
banishes them one-by-one.” Two more songs, “Crackagen” and “Sing For Me” are described
as “pastoral and surreal,” while “Hope Mountain” closes the EP in epic fashion
as “an episodic narrative set after a flood; people gather on a mountainside to
witness a girl walking on the water.”

 

Another World tracklist:

 

1. Another World

2. Crackagen

3. Shake That Devil

4. Sing For Me

5. Hope Mountain

 

Antony and the Johnsons on Tour:

 

10/14   Walt Disney Concert Hall        Los Angeles, CA

10/16   Apollo Theatre                         New York, NY

10/30   The
Barbican                            London, ENG

10/31   The
Barbican                            London, ENG

 

 

 

Leave a Reply