The revelry of 2016’s Hopelessness helped reinvent Anohni (f/k/a Antony and The Johnsons) in the mold of staunch political agitator. Self-aware of her own complicity, Anohni speaks of deep concern for our very livelihood, as a species and as a civil society. With critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, FADER and many more, Hopelessness came to represent a new and necessary musical language.
Anohni’s Paradise EP is the extension, into 2017, of a language of protest and distress. The songs on here — already featured in her arresting live performances — were made during the same sessions as Hopelessness, but rather than trimmings or bonus material, they are, instead, unique touch points for old issues and newly minted geopolitical crises writ macabre.
Pre-order the 7”, out 2nd October via Secretly Canadian
Today Jade Bell, ANOHNI, and J. Ralph release new single "KARMA.” The track is available for purchase now via Bandcamp. All proceeds from record sales and donations go directly to Jade’s KIDS, a non-profit foundation, to help support its initiative to creatively inspire youth.
“By asking her audience to connect intimately in exchange for a piece of herself, Anohni presents a reminder that there is a human behind the materials we consume, just like there is an Earth from which we were born and from which we harm without thought.
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.
There are currently no tour dates for ANOHNI