French experimentalist Aārp has announced the release of his debut album, Propaganda. A political record, Propaganda is partly inspired by the death of a young man in Nantes last summer, who drowned following a violent police raid at a music festival. The portrayal of this negligent event by manipulative media, deliberately spreading misinformation, was aimed at distorting the truth to allow French authorities to evade any consequence. On Aārp’s upcoming album, where each single track is informed by this kind of press propaganda, he asks “listeners to consider fact, open their minds and to think before spreading questionable news in an era rife with deception, when fabricated click-bait holds more currency than expertise.”
Propaganda is set for release on May 22nd through InFiné and ahead of it we can already hear the new single, ‘There is no Alternative’. Speaking about the track, Aārp explains that what was “uttered by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s and insinuated that liberalism is the best model of society and that there are no freedoms beyond it. This idea is largely motivated by the literature of G-F. Hayek and his Road to serfdom.”
‘There is no Alternative’ comes with an accompanying video made by Marco Dos Santos. Watch it below.