Performer Moses Sumney has debuted a raw new song and accompanying music video titled “Polly,” the closing track from the first part of his upcoming album græ, which will be released in two parts via Jagjaguwar Records. The first part will be released digitally in February of 2020, while part two, along with the physical album in its entirety, are set to be released on May 15th.
“Polly,” features a still shot of Sumney in front of the camera, as he begins to bare his emotions, breakdown and cry as the song’s lyrics are shown. The song features a simple instrumental with only an acoustic guitar, and Sumney’s somber voice carrying the emotional track.
“‘Polly’s’ about wishing you had a few more arms than you do,” Sumney stated in a press release regarding the recent song. As opposed to the experimental and grandiose instrumentation on his previous single “Virile,” this new track is heavily stripped down. Regarding “Virile,” Sumney explained: “In a post-human world, the last remaining man is caught between beauty and brutality’s battle to dominate the earth and his body.”
græ follows Sumney’s acclaimed debut album Aromanticism and his subsequent EP Black In Deep Red, 2014, the latter of which was released last year. The performer was also featured on James Blake’s latest album release Assume Form, which also held features from Andree 3000 and Travis Scott. This latest album project was recorded in Sumney’s newest home in Asheville, North Carolina, following his previous stint in Los Angeles, California.
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