03 November 2016

ANOHNI Releases Video For "Hopelessness"

ANOHNI released her Mercury Award-nominated album 'Hopelessness' (available here), a collaboration with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, earlier this year via Rough Trade. As the end of the year approaches, she presents the video for the album’s title track. It’s a song that “demonstrates how a cry of despair can transform into a call for re-engagement . . . Doubled and tripled in a mix whose rhythms recall South African freedom songs, it deconstructs the process of uplift arising from the ashes of grief". (NPR Music)

"I am a human, a warm-blooded creature. I love the kaleidoscopic faces of life on earth. Yet my species is aggressively destroying biodiversity and poisoning the biosphere. It is hard to accept myself. I feel like I am behaving like a virus. I keep lying to myself in order to continue forward.” - ANOHNI

Filmmaker Alexander Carver, who directed the video for “Hopelessness,” describes it as such: “Medieval barbarism and fascistic architecture haunt the fever dream of an anonymous corporate woman. Within the dream, distant past and distant futures are irrationally fused in a bizarre, iconic vision of martyrdom where animals are citizens and people are drones”.

Meanwhile, Joan Baez has been covering ANOHNI on her ongoing North American tour. Watch her performing "Another World" (originally released in 2008 as Antony and the Johnsons) here via Pitchfork.

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