The voice is back. But this time it’s more reserved. Antony and The Johnsons’, Thank You For Your Love EP is now available and it may surprise a few fans. It’s more scaled-down and slow-paced than previous releases and what’s more it features a cover of Imagine by John Lennon. “GROAN” you might say. However, Antony’s deft touch actually injects into this overplayed anthem an element of freshness. And that’s pretty much it…oh no wait there’s also a Dylan cover. Yes he’s covered Bob Dylan as well. A brave move you have to say. But again the cover, Pressing On, is saved by Antony’s ability to make just about anything sound ornate. Overall it’s a personal and restrained EP and as such it may dissatisfy fans of the more elaborate stuff. In general though, it’s well worth a listen.

MP3: Antony and the Johnsons: “Thank You for Your Love”