Rhiannon Giddens Announces New Album With Francesco Turrisi, Shares New Song: Listen

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“Calling Me Home” leads They’re Calling Me Home, which Giddens and Turrisi recorded over the course of six days

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Rhiannon Giddens, photo by Ebru Yildiz

Rhiannon Giddens has announced a new album with Italian musician Francesco Turrisi. They’re Calling Me Home is out April 9 via Nonesuch. They recorded the album at a small studio outside of Dublin over the course of six days. Below, listen to the LP’s opening “Calling Me Home.”

“Calling Me Home” was written by Alice Gerrard. “Some people just know how to tap into a tradition and an emotion so deep that it sounds like a song that has always been around,” Giddens said. “‘Calling Me Home’ struck me forcefully and deeply the first time I heard it, and every time since. This song just wanted to be sung and so I listened.”

Rhiannon Giddens released there is no Other with Francesco Turrisi in 2019. Last year, she and Amanda Palmer shared a cover of Portishead’s “It’s a Fire.”

They’re Calling Me Home:

01 Calling Me Home
02 Avalan
03 Si Dolce è’l Tormento
04 I Shall Not Be Moved
05 Black as Crow
06 O Death
07 Niwel Goes to Town
08 When I Was in My Prime
09 Waterbound
10 Bully for You
11 Nenna Nenna
12 Amazing Grace

 

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