“Only an intervention by women around the world … could possibly alter our species’ desperate course.”
As with that album, Paradise is made in collaboration with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. The six-song release contains brand new material as well as songs that have appeared in recent live shows.
Fitting the nature of her recent work, ANOHNI has released a statement on the current political (and literal) climate. Reflecting on Donald Trump’s new presidency, she says it shows “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.”
Hear the title track and read the full statement below. Look for Paradise March 17 via Rough Trade.
“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
01. ‘In My Dreams’
03. ‘Jesus Will Kill You’
04. ‘You Are My Enemy’
06. ‘She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss’