ANOHNI will release “PARADISE,” the companion EP to last year’s HOPELESSNESS, on March 17th via Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade. A collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, the “Paradise” EP seeks to support activist conversations and disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics. Today, ANOHNI presents the video for the invigorating title track, “Paradise,” directed by Colin Whitaker and featuring visual artist and model Eliza Douglas as an avatar for ANOHNI – “she moves through reflections of different images of paradise,” says the director, “including archival footage from Paradise Garage.”
The PARADISE EP 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. 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.
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Sun. April 2- Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie
Sat. Nov. 18 – Aarhus, DK @ MusikHuset Aarhus w/ Aarhus Symphony Orchestra