Last month ANOHNI announced details of a new album titled My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross. The album marks her return to working with The Johnsons and will be released on July 7. So far we have heard the lead single "It Must Change" and today brings the second preview, "Sliver of Ice."
The new song was written with the last words Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground said to ANOHNI. She contributed vocals to Reed's 2003 album The Raven and the pair remained collaborators until his death in 2013.
"A friend of mine expressed to me in the final months of his life that the simplest sensations had begun to feel almost rapturous; a carer had placed a shard of ice on his tongue one day and it was such a sweet and unbelievable feeling that it caused him to weep with gratitude," ANOHNI says in a statement. "He was a hardcore kind of guy and these moments were transforming the way he was seeing things. I wrote ‘Sliver of Ice,’ remembering those words of his.”