Christina Vantzou is preparing to drop her new album, No.5, on November 11th through Kranky. With the release date nearing, and following the mysterious ‘Red Eel Dream’ and the magnificent and immersive ‘Surreal Presence (for SH and FM)’, the phenomenal composer and visual artist has shared a new single titled ‘Kimona I’, and a visual accompaniment featuring footage from Lizzie Borden’s 1983 feminist film, Born in Flames. Speaking about it, Vantzou commented:
“Filmed in the early 80’s, mainly in the East Village, largely with friends, non-actors and activists, Born in Flames is a film about work, class & race divisions, and organized revolt. Meanwhile on No. 5, ‘Kimona 1 & Kimona II’ were written for workers, specifically low-wage employees at giant institutions.”
Of her collaboration with Christina Vantzou Lizzie Borden said:
“I was honored when Christina Vantzou approached me with her beautiful piece of music “Kimona I,” accompanied by scenes from my film “Born In Flames”. As we collaborated, I was stunned to see familiar images take on new meaning when set against her haunting, elegiac music. Thank you for your exquisite work, Christina.”
Watch the video for ‘Kimona I’ below.