ANOHNI will release “PARADISE,” the companion EP to last year’s HOPELESSNESS, one of the most critically acclaimed and discussed albums of 2016, on March 17th via Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade. In collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, on “PARADISE,” ANOHNI seeks to support activist conversations and disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics.
“PARADISE” includes new songs as well as material recently debuted live. On the title track, “Paradise,” ANOHNI voices ecstatic alienation, describing a dystopian life filled with horror, awe, comfort and threat. She expresses a sense of disembodiment: “Myself, I’m here… not here, as a point of consciousness.” The music is wild and invigorating with a heavy beat conceived by Hudson Mohawke and twisting vocal treatments by Daniel Lopatin.
Nine portraits of women on the EP artwork reflect the feminine oracle that ANOHNI evoked in her live concert tour for HOPELESSNESS. HOPELESSNESS was named a top 10 album of 2016 by publications including Thump, Billboard Dance/Electronic and Rock/Alternative, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian, Red Bull, Pitchfork, Uncut, The New York Times (Jon Pareles), Entertainment Weekly and Newsweek. HOPELESSNESS was nominated for the UK’s Mercury Prize and ANOHNI was nominated for a Brit Award as Best Female vocalist.
LISTEN TO ANOHNI’S “PARADISE”:
PRE-ORDER ANOHNI’S “PARADISE” EP — https://anohni.lnk.to/paradise
PARADISE EP TRACKLISTING:
1. In My Dreams
3. Jesus Will Kill You
4. You Are My Enemy
6. She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss
Sun. April 2- Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie
Sat. Nov. 18 – Aarhus, DK @ MusikHuset Aarhus w/ Aarhus Symphony Orchestra