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Anna Calvi enlists Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot and more for new 'Hunted' project

Anna Calvi has shared the first cut from her upcoming new Hunted project, you can listen to her re-working of ‘Don’t Beat The Girl Out of My Boy’ alongside Courtney Barnett.

The new project sees Calvi joining forces with some of the indie world’s best and brightest to provide stripped-back re-workings of the songs from Calvi’s 2018 record Hunter.

Guests for Hunted include the aforementioned maestro from Melbourne, Courtney Barnett, as well as Joe Talbot from IDLES, Julia Holter, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Explaining the reason for giving the project life, 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.”

Below you can find the first cut from the new project with Courtney Barnett adding an extra dose of wonderful on ‘Don’t Beat The Girl Out of My Boy’ as well as the full tracklisting for Hunted.

Calvis said of Barnett: “Her voice and guitar playing together are mind blowing,” she added of Barnett. “Her ability to connect the profound to the smallest moments of human experience is the unique talent of a true artist.”

Barnett was equally as complimentary to 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.”


  1. Swimming Pool (feat. Julia Holter)
  2. Hunter
  3. Eden (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg)
  4. Away
  5. Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy (feat. Courtney Barnett)
  6. Wish (feat. Joe Talbot/IDLES)
  7. Indies Or Paradise