Moses Sumney shares a new music video. ‘Me In 20 Years’ is the third full-scale music video Moses has released from his stunning double album græ. It follows Moses’ powerful self-directed videos for ‘Virile’ and ‘Cut Me.’ ‘Me In 20 Years’ is an emotionally devastating and achingly personal look into Moses’ visions of the future, with an added twist of subtle and dreamlike visual elements. The video was directed by long-time collaborator Allie Avital and shot on location in Kiev, Ukraine.
‘Me In 20 Years’ comes on the heels of Moses’ recent collaboration with fashion designer Thom Browne. “… Monumental… ,” Moses’ majestic interpretation of the Olympic Hymn, comes paired with a short fashion film directed by Sumney himself. The unreleased track is showcased alongside Moses wearing a custom item from Browne’s upcoming spring collection and interrogates the notion of which bodies have historically been deemed worthy of memorialisation through statue.
Moses Sumney’s newest album græ, out everywhere via Jagjaguwar Records, is a conceptual patchwork about greyness and expands upon the sonic universe built in Sumney’s critically-acclaimed debut LP Aromanticism and subsequent EP Black In Deep Red, 2014. The album features collaborations with a diverse array of contributors and is Sumney’s first work to be written in his new home of Asheville, North Carolina. The album also includes previous singles ‘Bless Me,’ ‘Cut Me,’ ‘Virile,’ ‘Polly,’ and ‘Conveyor’ (which Sumney debuted in the form of a Moog Sound Lab session) and arrives after his COLORS performance of the aforementioned ‘Cut Me.’
Watch ‘Me In 20 Years’ now
Moses Sumney evades definition as an act of duty: technicolor videos and monochrome clothes; Art Rock and Black Classical; blowing into Fashion Week from a small town in North Carolina; seemingly infinite collaborators, but only one staggering voice. A young life spent betwixt Southern California and Accra, Ghana – not so much rootless as an epyphite, an air plant. The scale is cinematic but the moves are precise deeds of art and stewardship. Sumney’s new, generous double album, græ, is an assertion that the undefinable still exists and dwelling in it is an act of resistance.
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