To coincide with the Climate Conference in Paris last December, ANOHNI released her debut single, “4 Degrees.“ The Guardian called it “Hugely affecting [4 Degrees] instantly earns its place in the pantheon of great musical protests.”
“Drone Bomb Me”is the beautiful yet brutal secondsingle from HOPELESSNESS. As described by ANOHNI, “”Drone Bomb Me” is a love song written from the perspective of a young girl in Afghanistan whose family has been executed by unmanned U.S. drones. She dreams of being annihilated.”The powerful video for “Drone Bomb Me” is directed by Nabil and features an astonishing performance by Naomi Campbell. Directed by Nabil, art directed and styled by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
Hopelessness is the genius of Anohni and her masterful songwriting. The long low sexy beats, the skittering colorful and playful rhythms surround her voice, which is the silky center. Anohni has replaced the stories of abandonment, pain and desire with the biggest issues of our time. This revolutionary move is truly astounding. She understands the disasters of war, climate collapse and totalitarianism in its many new forms. She understands media and she understands groove. Hopelessness is an entirely new mix of love and power, sex and despair delivered with her heavenly voice and incantatory melodies.
— Laurie Anderson, NYC 2016
Limited edition pre-orders of HOPELESSNESSinclude a double groove 12 featuring the vocal and instrumental versions of 4 Degrees and Drone Bomb Me.
Drone Bomb Me
I Dont Love You Anymore
Why Did You Separate Me From The Earth?
Fri. – Mon. 27, 28, 30, 31 May – Sydney, AUS @ Vivid LIVE
Fri. June 17 – Barcelona, ES @ SONAR
Sun. June 26 Holland, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Holland
Mon. July 4 Paris, FR @ Day Off Festival
7, 8 July 2016 – London, UK @ Barbican
Tue. July 12 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colors of Ostrava
Fri. July 15 – Turin, IT @ Flowers Festival
Sun. Aug. 7 Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
(more dates in the US and Europe to be announced)