Moses Sumney‘s debut album, Aromanticism, came out last year and the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist didn’t waste any time working on its follow-up. And good thing too. First, and earlier this year, he released the EP Make Out in My Car: Chameleon Suite, featuring remixes of Aromanticism‘s single ‘Make Out in My Car’. And last Friday saw the release of a three-track EP entitled Black in Deep Red, 2014. The EP takes its name from a 1957 painting by Mark Rothko. Sumney comments on it:
“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 vocalizing of unrest.”
The EP’s wondrous ‘Call-to-Arms’ featuring guest Shabaka Hutchings, has received the visual treatment. The video is by Sam Cannon. Watch it below.
Black in Deep Red, 2014 is out now through Jagjaguwar