14-ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS-The Crying Light

antony & the johnsons
Antony Hegarty returned to his Johnsons after a hedonistic period of flirting with the dance floor. He managed to create a decent follow-up to his breakthrough album “I am a Bird now”, which earned him the Mercury Prize among other honours. “The Crying Light” may have lacked the same element of surprise and Antony’s warm, androgynous voice somehow had become something familiar, swallowed by the mainstream; but his ability to unearth dramatic and emotive stories in the shape of beautiful torch songs remained unrivalled.

Released on Rough Trade. Available to listen in Spotify.

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