“Working with Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, and a band that features Ed Harcourt, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, and members of the Bad Seeds, she has created an album that bristles with danger and even roils with anger”
“Her best and most daring album of this century, featuring some of her heaviest and most haunting performances.”
“This isn’t a single. It’s a séance. Singing lyrics penned by Nick Cave, Marianne Faithfull sounds like a ghost recalling her life on "Late Victorian Holocaust”, drawing out her words slowly and carefully as though they’re all she has in this afterlife. She is resigned to an eternity ruminating on happier times, when she had blood and bone, and even the music sounds spectral and disorienting: those careful chords are the fading memory of a piano, the violin solo played through a medium. The centerpiece of her upcoming album Give My Love to London, “Late Victorian Holocaust” is haunting in a nearly literal sense.“
Marianne Faithfull announces release of Give My Love To London, out 11/11 in US/Canada via Easy Sound
Legendary British singer Marianne Faithfull will celebrate her storied career’s 50th anniversary later this fall with the release of Give My Love to London.
As Marianne Faithfull’s 20th studio album, Give My Love To London is the latest installment in an outstanding musical career. A characteristically farreaching and eclectic offering, Give My Love To London is an album of emotional extremes.
Produced by Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovoi and mixed by Flood, it features an impressive roll call of studio collaborators including Adrian Utley (Portishead), Brian Eno, Ed Harcourt, Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos (The Bad Seeds). Songwriting contributors and co-conspirators - with Faithfull penning the majority of the lyrics - include Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Steve Earle, Tom McRae and Anna Calvi.