Following on from last year’s critically-acclaimed debut ‘Aromanticism’, Moses Sumney has announced a new three-track EP ‘Black In Deep Red, 2014’ and shared the first track from it - ‘Rank & File’.
Inspired by a protest that the singer attended several years back, the single sees the Californian treading a more intense, musically claustrophobic path than the heady, sweetened melodies that epitomised his previous work.
Of the EP, Moses states:
“‘Black in Deep Red, 2014’ was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest. It was in the fall of 2014, after a grand jury decided not to charge the offending officer in the Mike Brown murder, delivering the verdict just in time for them to get home for Thanksgiving.
I felt like a camouflaged outsider at the protest, like an anthropologist performing a study amongst his own kind. I took to the mountains soon after that and wrote these songs, wondering if power was a transferable device that could change hands through the vocalising of unrest.”
‘Black In Deep Red, 2014’ is set for release via Jagjaguwar on August 10th.
Listen to ‘Rank & File’ below and catch Moses on his short UK jaunt this autumn.
19 Manchester, The Dancehouse Theatre
20 Leeds, Howard Assembly Room
21 London, Royal Festival Hall
Get your copy of the latest issue
More like this
From incendiary debuts, through to unexpected returns, here are DIY’s favourite albums from across the past twelve months.
“They worked with me, egoless, to craft a new vision for their song. I’m proud of what we came up with.”
It’s a reimagining of the Olympic Hymn for Thom Browne’s SS21 collection.
With the second part of ambitious, affective new album ‘græ’ completing his latest statement, Moses Sumney is defying categorisation and, instead, celebrating the beauty of the indefinable.