ANOHNI will release Paradise, the companion EP to last year’s Hopelessness, on March 17th through Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade. In collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, on Paradise, ANOHNI aims to encourage activist conversations and put an end to assumptions about popular music by combining electronic sound and highly political lyrics.
Paradise includes new songs as well as material recently debuted live. Nine portraits of women on the EP artwork reflect the feminine oracle that ANOHNI evoked in her live concert tour for Hopelessness. The album was nominated for the UK’s Mercury Prize and ANOHNI was nominated for a Brit Award as Best Female vocalist.
Read ANOHNI’s statement on the EP below:
Her gentle touch
My Father’s Hands
Rest on my Throat
“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
Sun. April 2- Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie
Sat. Nov. 18 – Aarhus, DK @ MusikHuset Aarhus w/ Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
PARADISE EP TRACKLISTING:
1. In My Dreams
3. Jesus Will Kill You
4. You Are My Enemy
6. She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss