Listen: Moses Sumney announces new EP ‘Black In Deep Red, 2014’, shares new track

Moses Sumney, 'Black In Deep Red, 2014', 'Rank & File'

It’s his first new material since last year’s debut ‘Aromanticism’

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

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