The Lake (5:21)

Cover of The Lake

From The Lake and 2 other releases

“The Lake,” the title track of the EP, is an adaptation of a poem by Edgar Allen Poe set to original music. Mystical folk hero Devendra Banhart included a live version of Antony’s “The Lake” on the critically hailed compilation of new American music, The Golden Apples of the Sun. singled out Antony’s track for glowing review, giving it 4.5 stars and calling it “breathtaking” and “powerful.” The track features Kevin Barker of Currituck Co. on guitar and Julia Kent on cello, and is more subtle than the live recording; Antony murmurs the lyrics inwardly, communicating at once the longing, comfort, and existential fear evoked by the mythic lake.
The EP closes out with a lullaby, The Horror Has Gone, a simple fable with a hypnotic melody.


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  • cadavreflex


    10 May 2014 Reply
  • JuttaE

    Beautiful Song! ♪ 💗 Լ☮Ɣ€ 💗 ♪ - A word should be said about the portrait of Candy Darling on the cover of “The Lake.” This immortal close-up, entitled “Candy Darling on her Deathbed” is a never before published portrait of the famed Warhol superstar in hospital shortly before she died in 1974. The picture is one of a series taken by the late underground photographer Peter Hujar, a visionary artist.

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Dado7

    So lovely was the loneliness Of a wild lake, with black rock bound And the tall trees that towered around

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • h3lovenote


    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • raffy_rillo


    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Rubygirl

    Hauntingly beautiful......

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • crabbypatties

    entrar, hallarme y quedarme.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • eternalcowboy2

    gorgeous song yall

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Bob-Usman

    My favorite song!

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • wangle-mcdangle

    This is in my top played tracks of all time for a reason.

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • twostripsobacon

    why is this vampire singing me to sleep?

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • rmaertin

    i just think someone may have slightly improved on a poe classic! [2]

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • scarletfog

    His absolute best.

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MediaVita

    the experience of listening to antony is one of the best things I have in my life. and in this case it is a mixture between music and literature, I studied this poem by Poe 3 years ago and I fell in loove with it, and now I can listen to the poem in Antony's voice... just perfect. Thank you for your music, you are the treasure!

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Simon_FM

    Never have I heard anything quite as powerful as this song

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • kasialarubia

    exactly, Antony's version of the poem is much more sad, moving. and the music, and his voice... so beautiful.

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • TheSilentDead

    i just think someone may have slightly improved on a poe classic!

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • pameshi

    oh my gosh is really awesome this track

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Frot80

    awesomeness just by experiencing this song!!!

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • flameevans

    Hey fellow Antony fans! Please join The Godlike Genius That Is Antony Hegarty and share the love or post your favourite videos and Antony related articles with others. Stupid name. Great group.

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
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