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The Anchoress & James Dean Bradfield: The Exchange – klip a Manic Street Preachers vezérével

2021. március 9., 16:10

A walesi Manic Street Preachers rockerei már javában dolgoznak 14. stúdióalbumukon, de közben tavaly a Pipettes-főcsaj Gwenno társaságában rögzítettek új duettverziókat Spectators Of Suicide című régi számukból, az Even In Exile szólólemezével jelentkező James Dean Bradfield frontember pedig egy másik walesi dalszerző-énekesnőnek, a zenekar legutóbbi 2018-as Resistance Is Futile albumán is közreműködő Catherine Anne Daviesnek, azaz The Anchoressnek az idei nagylemezére is készített egy közös számot – ami most egy videoklippel együtt meg is érkezett.

A pályáját másfél évtizede kezdő, indie rock/art-pop lemezeit eleinte saját nevén kiadó multiinstrumentalista-énekesnő Catherine AD 2013 óta alkot The Anchoress (azaz A Remetenő) név alatt: 2016-ra elkészült Confessions Of A Romance Novelist albumán az ex-Mansun-frontember Paul Draper produceri segédletével dolgozott, de közben a Simple Minds együtteshez is csatlakozott 2014-2018 közt billentyűs-vokalista tagként, az ex-Suede-gitárhős Bernard Butlerrel is felvett egy tucatnyi számot (In Memory Of My Feeling), és 2016-tól többször szerepelt a Manic Street Preachers vendégénekesnőjeként is. Így nem meglepetés, hogy a 2021. március 12-re bejelentett The Art Of Losing című második The Anchoress-sorlemezhez meghívta az MSP-frontember James Dean Bradfieldet is, nemcsak gitáros közreműködőnek, de egy dalban még duettpartnernek is.

A veszteség különféle formáiról szóló (a dalszerző-énekesnő vetélései, méhnyakrákkal való küzdelme és édesapjának halála által ihletett) új albumra Draperrel írt és Bradfielddel felénekelt The Exchange duett „azt a toxikus dinamikát vizsgálja, amit azok teremtenek, akik az emberekre bábokként és nem emberi lényekként tekintenek” – mondja Catherine, aki a videokliphez inspirációnak a Piros cipellők című 1948-as Pressburger Imre-mozifilmet választotta (mely nagy példaképének, Kate Bush-nak az 1993-as The Red Shoe nagylemezét és The Line, The Cross And The Curve rövidfilmjét is inspirálta), csak itt nem egy táncos, hanem egy kezeit véresre zongorázó zenészlány „a purgatóriumi körforgásba ragadt fiatal nő”. A videót az album keverésében besegítő Manic Street Preachers-producer Dave Eringa fia, JJ Eringa rendezte (aki élete első klipjét tavaly a lemez Show Your Face című dalához forgatta, mely szintén James Dean Bradfield vendéggitárosi segítségével készült).

When everyone’s replaceable
No you’re not responsible
You’re not to blame
All part of the exchange
Well there’s things I can’t condone
So you find yourself alone
And now your faith in possession
Is just this week’s new obsession
There’s much to gain
It’s part of the exchange
So it comes as no surprise
Not your style to compromise
So now it seems you can’t equate
The penalty with the mistakes you’ve made
You’re not to blame
Another part of the exchange
You’re just some pawn to interchange again
You’re not to blame
If everyone’s replaceable
You can’t be responsible
It’s just a game
We call it the exchange
So if I sabotaged your calm
I didn’t mean to do no harm
But now it seems you can’t equate
The penalty with the mistakes you make
You’re not to blame
It’s all part of the exchange
You’re just one pawn to interchange again
You’re not to blame
Now it seems you can’t escape
The penalty for your mistakes you make
And you’re to blame
It’s all part of the exchange
You’re just one pawn to interchange again
You’re not to blame
When everyone’s replaceable
No you’re not responsible

You’re not to blame
All part of the exchange.

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az új album Show Your Face, The Art Of Losing és Unravel című dalai:

You can say what you think
But I don’t want to see your face
Let them think what they think
Cos I won’t bail you out on this

You’ve got a nerve to show your face
In light of what you did
And now the memory takes its place
What that’s you said they did?

You dish it out but now it’s plain to see that you can’t take
When you’re the one to blame but now i see that you’ve been fake
You dish it out but now it’s plain to see that you can take
Always the one to blame
But now i see that you’ve been playing

Took yourself to the brink
You’d think by now i’d know your game
Where the lie’s indistinct
But then the truth is not the same

You’ve got a nerve to show your face
In light of what you did
And now the memory takes its place
What’s that they said you did to me?

You dish it out but now it’s plain to see that you can’t take
If you’re the one to blame
But now i see that you’ve been playing
You dish it out but now it’s plain to see that you can take
Always the one to blame
But now i see that you can break

When you’re slave to the drink
Well i don’t want to know your name
When you lie, doublethink
Then we are done and that’s a shame

You’ve got a nerve to show your face
In light of what you did
And now the memory takes its place
What that’s you said or did to me?

You dish it out but now it’s plain to see that you can’t take
Always the one to blame
But now i see that you’ve been fake
You dish it out but now it’s plain to see that you can’t take
Always the one to blame
But now you see that you’ve been played

A nerve to show your face
In light of what you did
And now the memory takes its place
What that’s you said or did?
You’ve got a nerve you’ve got a nerve
In light of what you did
What that’s they said you did?
You’ve got a nerve you’ve got a nerve

You’ve got a lot to learn (do do do do do)
About the art of losing (yeah)
Then you take your turn (do do do do do)
At the art of losing

You drink more than he takes
Is it some kind of race?
But do you want the marks to prove that you do
Matter more than he says?
Is it some kind of wake up?

So what did you learn when life was unkind?
And was there some purpose to losing my mind?
And I know we’re ill at ease With questions of need
Absolving ourselves in situations like these

She got a lot to learn (do do do do do)
About the art of losing again
Then she takes her turn (do do do do do)
At the art of losing

How much more can she take?
One more child One more rape
Now
And yet the mask conceals what you lose
Lessons born in the grief:
Must repair or repeat now

So what did you learn when life was unkind?
And was there some purpose to losing my mind?
And I know we’re ill at ease With questions of need
Absolving ourselves in situations like these
Situations like these
Absolving yourself in situations like these

Got a lot to learn (do do do do )
About the Art Of Losing yeah
Then you take his turn (do do do do )
At the Art Of Losing

Got a lot to learn (do do do do )
About the art of losing (yeah)
Then you take your turn (do do do do )
At the art of losing

Said it’s all in your head
Still you try to forget but
You’ve got the scars to prove that you will
Matter more than they said
Is it some kind of wake up?
Is it some kind of race but?

So what did you learn when life was unkind?
And was there some purpose to losing my mind?
And I know we’re ill at ease
With questions of need
Absolving ourselves in situations like these
Situations like these
Absolving yourself in situations like these

Controlling myself
in situations like these
So get over yourself
in situations like these
Get a hold of yourself
in situations like these
You’re controlling yourself
in situations like these

Got a lot to learn (do do do do do)
About the art of losing
Again

And in my mouth a silver web
I breathe
Unravel now and still I dream

I thought I’d died
I thought I’d die
You see
But I’m not sleeping no I’m not sleeping
I don’t dream

But if you don’t want me then I don’t want me
I waste too much of my time
Untie me and unbind me
And I’ll unravel from your…
Now that you don’t want me
Well I don’t want me
You take too much of my time
Untie me and unbind me
And I’ll unravel from your…

It’s never over
I’ll love you til I’m gone
And we were forged in fire
Of silver love is spun
I thought I’d died
You thought we’d die
You see
But if you don’t want me then I don’t want me
And I’ll unravel from your…

But if you don’t want me then I don’t want me
I waste too much of my time
Untie me and unbind me
And I’ll unravel from your…
Now that you don’t want me
Well I don’t want me
You take too much of my time
Untie me and unbind me
So that I’ll unravel from your…

And on your knees you said
This love is dangerous
And then we hold our breath
Our love is dangerous

But if you don’t want me then I don’t want me
I waste too much of my time
Untie me and unbind me
And I’ll unravel from your…
Now that you don’t want me
Well I don’t want me
You take too much of my time
Untie me and unbind me
So that I’ll unravel from your heart

FRISSÍTÉS: az albummegjelenés hétvégéjén közzétett 5AM klip!

It was my mistake in a hotel room
Let you stay the night
Cos even though I know we’re done
Well these things go wrong
When you want to be liked
And if you see her say hi
I didn’t stop to tell her why
It’s 5am
And she’s dripping down my thighs

Red red blood is dripping on the carpet
Red red blood is dripping and I can’t sleep
And I can’t speak
Can’t speak

And I’m wide awake at my best friend’s house
Age 14
Cos you said we could stop when I wanted
But you weren’t that bothered
When I just screamed
But when I see him I still say hi
He didn’t stop to tell me why
It’s 5am
And he’s dripping down my thigh

Red red blood is dripping on the carpet
Red red blood is dripping and I can’t sleep
And I can’t speak
Can’t speak

On my way to the hospital
Late last night
And you said you don’t want this thing
(why baby why?)
But I can’t win
So I lie
So if you see him say hi
I didn’t stop to tell him why
It’s 9am
And it’s dripping down my thighs

Red red blood is dripping on the concrete
Red red blood is dripping and I can’t sleep
And I can’t speak

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az új The Art Of Losing album számlistája az alább Bandcamp-lejátszón:

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The Anchoress és James Dean Bradfield 2018-ban a Dylan & Caitline című Manic Street Preachers-duettszám akusztikus előadásával. . .

. . .és MSP-koncerteken a Little Baby Nothing és Your Love Alone Is Not Enough című dalokkal, 2017-ben és 2019-ben:

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Catherine legutóbbi megjelenése tavaly októberből, a 2011-től 2020-ig készülő In Memory Of My Feelings duóalbum Bernard Butlerrel. . .

The Breakdown
Ten Good Reasons
Sabotage (Looks So Easy)
In Memory Of My Feelings
I Know
Judas
No More Tears To Cry
The Waiting Game
The Patron Saint Of The Lost Cause
F.O.H.

Live To Tell (Madonna-feldolgozás)
The Patron Saint Of The Lost Cause – Harmonium Version

. . .és a Simple Minds-frontember Jim Kerr által bevezetett Live At The London Palladium koncertlemez 2020 tavaszáról:

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