TRI.P MUSIC FESTIVAL
TUE, 26 JUN 2018
In a voice both mellifluous and haunting, Sumney makes future music that transmogrifies classic tropes. Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. His vocals narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness atop otherworldly compositional backdrops. Following the self-release of his debut cassette EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015’s 7″, Seeds/Pleas, Sumney has performed around the world alongside forebears like David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and more. With his 2016 Lamentations EP, The California and Ghana-raised troubadour widened the spectrum of his heretofore “bedroom” music, incorporating songs that feature more elaborate production and evocative songwriting. Now his inspired ascent continues. His proper debut album, “Aromanticism” is a concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. It seeks to interrogate the social constructions around romance. It’s a deliberate, jaw-dropping statement that can leave you both enlightened and empty.