Just weeks after being nominated for Best British Female Artist, protest-pop artist ANOHNI announced today her forthcoming PARADISE EP, which follows the release of last year's full-length, HOPELESSNESS. Slated for debut March 17, via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade, ANOHNI's new project will feature production by longtime collaborators Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke.
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The title track off PARADISE, out today, picks up where ANOHNI's last album left off, lacing together existential, politically charged lyrics with hectic electronic production. "Paradise/World without end/Hoplessnesss/Sinks into the earth," she wails with resistance, as if her words are a rally cry. The single is set against a powerful photo compilation of diverse women, ANOHNI included.
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Listen to "PARADISE," below, and keep scrolling for the EP's full tracklist and a compelling statement shared by ANOHNI earlier today.
1. In My Dreams
3. Jesus Will Kill You
4. You Are My Enemy
6. She Doesn't Mourn Her Loss
Our new leaders hope to crush our spirits and expedite ecocide in the name of virulent progress, consumerism and false security. Like Jihadis, many capitalists and Christians compulsively seek to facilitate a righteous "holy war", or apocalypse.
For millennia, Men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance and war mongering.
But as Donald Trump and his cabinet now demonstrate, the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.
Mothers, your sons are trapped in a nightmare; they are not capable of responsibly negotiating the destructive agency that they now wield.
More profound even than a crime against humanity, fathers and sons now compulsively prepare to commit ecocide, in a final and irreversible assault upon creation itself.
Only an intervention by women around the world, with their innate knowledge of interdependency, deep listening, empathy and self-sacrifice, could possibly alter our species' desperate course.
- ANOHNI, January 2017