THE ANCHORESS unveils video for ‘You and Only You’ featuring Mansun’s Paul Draper


Renaissance woman, and force of nature Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress, aka Catherine A.D. has announced her debut album Confessions of A Romantic Novelist which is released on January 8, 2016.  The album was co produced with Mansun’s Paul Draper who was a significant collaborator on the release and who also sings on the album track ‘You and Only You’, watch the video BELOW:

Hailing from Wales Catherine Anne Davies is a woman of numerous talents; a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and PhD holder. She lists among her musical credits being a member of Simple Minds on their recent tour, and a member of the Scottish super group The Dark Flowers. Her intent for Confessions of A Romantic Novelist is to deconstruct normative ideas of love and romance. Each song is sung by a different character, as she describes, “What you might call a musical ghost writing of sorts.”

It has been a long path to finalizing the album, with over three years invested in the release. As Catherine says,”It was made on a wing and a prayer, lots of favours, one car crash, one death, one broken hand, lots of patience on so many parts. Stir in three jobs, four studios, 2 arrests, 3 pianos, 40 songs and 1 very patient engineer.” Whew. It is also a snapshot of those three years making the album.

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