At the end of the year, a beautiful xmas present from Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights. The new album came out the last October, 11 songs that following the Antony’s work exploring environmental issue and his connection to the natural world. There’s also a special edition pack with an art book containing Antony’s paintings and collages. The album is really intimate, sweet and romantic. The piano is the first actor into the music, with great melodies that are perfectly matched with the amazing voice of Antony. There is an approach like a symphony orchestra in some pieces like our favourite “Ghost” (on free listening above), “Sat Silver Oxygen” or “Violetta“, but this is just a fast intro. Swanlights is more electronic than other songs but the piano is inevitably present. The special guest is Bjork, she sings with Antony in “Fletta” a classic piano ballad. A very good album considering that all the songs have the same attitude but everyone seems different from each other, never boring because there’s something creative into each one. Swanlights is the perfect Xmas gift for someone special or for themselves!
Author : Mariella Tilena
Nella vita ho ricevuto due doni: una buona scrittura e una buona dose di curiosità. Forse avrei voluto ricevere anche il dono artistico del musicista, perchè le note per me valgono più di mille parole. Allora uso spesso la tastiera per raccontare di musica... ma non solo.