Track of the Day: 'Thank You For Your Love'

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Past TracksIt's unclear what it means to call the sound of Antony and the Johnsons "dramatic music", yet it seems appropriate. Their music is emotive without false pretense. It's affecting without affect. Their songs build themselves up on the power of Antony's voice, sometime weak and cracking, sometimes turgid and booming. Each piece is a mini-opera that brings the house to tears.

"Thank You For Your Love" brings Antony's dramatic, emotive power together with the brass accompaniment of something similar to a Dap Kings arrangement. It rides a sentimental crescendo into a soulful exclamation. While it starts from genteel, quiet beginnings, it ends with churning, expressive enthusiasm.


On iTunes: Antony and the Johnsons / "Thank You For Your Love"

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Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones is a Washington, D.C.-based writer whose work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, Morning News, Washington City Paper, and the Awl.

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