Following up last year’s critically lauded Hopelessness, Anohni has announced a companion EP, Paradise. Due out March 17 via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade, Paradise sees Anohni once again collaborating with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke and expanding the visuals from her live shows to the cover of the EP itself. In keeping with Hopelessness, the EP’s titular first single hits as heavy topically as it does sonically, touching on feminism and environmentalism in its massive dubstep choruses.
You can read the track listing and artist’s statement below.
1. In My Dreams
3. Jesus Will Kill You
4. You Are My Enemy
6. She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss
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