Watch video for new single “Doomed” now
“…like Radiohead’s Thom Yorke rewrote the Nina Simone songbook
and gave it to Bjork to sing; challenging, otherworldly but
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Festival 2017 review ★★★★
“His voice was the peak of the day.”
Herald Sun, Sugar Mountain 2017 review
“His looped, undulating vocals are surely the sounds we’ll
hear when being ushered through the gates of heaven.”
The Music, Melbourne 2017 review
Following a recent visit to Australia which included stops at Sydney Festival, Sugar Mountainand MONA FOMA, Moses Sumney is back today to announce his signing to Jagjaguwar. To coincide with this announcement he is releasing his first new material since 2016 with an offering from his forthcoming full-length. “Doomed” arrives in the form of an arresting video directed by Allie Avital (with whom he collaborated on the video for 2016’s “Worth It“). Watch now:
Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. It’s an organic, patient ascent all too rare in today’s fast-paced musical climate. In a voice both mellifluous and haunting, Sumney makes future music that transmogrifies classic tropes, like moon-colony choir reinterpretations of old jazz gems. His vocals narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness atop otherworldly compositional backdrops.
Following the self-release of his debut cassette EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015’s 7″, Seeds/Pleas, Sumney has performed around the world alongside forebears like David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and more. With his 2016 Lamentations EP, the California and Ghana-raised troubadour widened the spectrum of his heretofore “bedroom” music, incorporating songs that feature more elaborate production and evocative songwriting. Now, in-between three years of stops at distinguished festivals across the globe and artistic collaborations, Sumney has readied his proper full-length debut album, an intimate concept record about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. His inspired ascent continues.
“Doomed” single by Moses Sumney is out now on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music
Fetured Photo Credit: Ibra Ake