ANOHNI Returns with the Intensely Personal 'Paradise'
    • THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

    • Posted by: Robert Steiner

    ANOHNI has just announced her upcoming PARADISE EP, along with the full track listing and the premiere of the title track. Going by the song "Paradise," the EP sounds like ANOHNI will pick up right where she left off on her stellar solo debut record, HOPELESSNESS, as it features a heavy electronic beat behind ANOHNI's uniquely passionate vocals. As with her previous work, ANOHNI's lyrics are both politically charged and deeply introspective on "Paradise," perfectly exemplifying the use of art as a platform for expressing one's internal grievances and beliefs while still connecting with people on an external level. The release's timing really couldn't have been better, as a lot of people right now are fighting to hang onto hope in an age that gives little reason to do so. "Paradise" is a stunning testament to that struggle, and is a powerful reminder that you are far from the only one looking for a little light in the world.

    Listen to "Paradise" and read ANOHNI's accompanying statement right here. The PARADISE EP, will be out March 17, but in the meantime, the track listing is available to view below.

    1. In My Dreams
    2. Paradise
    3. Jesus Will Kill You
    4. You Are My Enemy
    5. Ricochet
    6. She Doesn't Mourn Her Loss

    My Mother's Love
    Her gentle touch
    My Father's Hands
    Rest on my Throat

    "Our new leaders hope to crush our spirits and expedite ecocide in the name of virulent progress, consumerism and false security. Like Jihadis, many capitalists and Christians compulsively seek to facilitate a righteous "holy war", or apocalypse.

    For millennia, Men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance and war mongering.

    But as Donald Trump and his cabinet now demonstrate, the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.
    Mothers, your sons are trapped in a nightmare; they are not capable of responsibly negotiating the destructive agency that they now wield.

    More profound even than a crime against humanity, fathers and sons now compulsively prepare to commit ecocide, in a final and irreversible assault upon creation itself.
    Only an intervention by women around the world, with their innate knowledge of interdependency, deep listening, empathy and self-sacrifice, could possibly alter our species' desperate course."

    - ANOHNI, January 2017

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