Now Antony and the Johnsons have emerged with a new album, The Crying Light, which will be released January 2009. "Another World" is the first single, and it will be released as part of the five-song Another World EP which is being released on October 7.
On "Another World", Antony lists things he treasures about the natural world, and expresses that he will miss them; the result is hypnotic and affecting.
The EP Another World also includes "Shake That Devil". Part exorcism and part Shangri La, Antony calls out perpetrators, and banishes them one by one.
Two other songs, "Crackagen" and "Sing For Me" are pastoral and surreal. Finally the epic "Hope Mountain" closes the EP; an episodic narrative set after a flood; people gather on a mountainside to witness a girl walking on the water.
(SC193 released: 10/07/08)