Tethered to its times, true to its beliefs, Anohni finds its Johnson in a sixth high-flying album. Between personal affirmation and questioning of our societies, the artist stirs hearts and tugs at the conscience.
This is a comeback. Seven years after the album “Hopelessness,” Anohni lights up the summer with “My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross.” At the height of sophistication, the ten songs in this new essay pulsate with infinite emotional purity: A Divine Gift Once Put to Good Use by Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley and Other Sensitive Souls, It’s even more remarkable, as unexpected, that this state of grace follows an actual solo album. Released in 2016, it primarily marked the disappearance of Antony in favor of Anohni, A new stage name comes up to register an official change in sexual identity,
“I want to sing about awareness so that others will feel less lonely.”
This process of change continues today in acceptance, status and declaration of intent. closer to his personality, Thus Anohini puts her femininity in the service of an excellent, visionary and committed cause., “I want this album to be useful,” she said in a statement. “I want to sing about awareness so that others may feel less lonely, people for whom the candid expression of this horrific time is not a source of discomfort but a cause of recognition and relief.”
change the face of the world
born in england in the male body ofAnthony Hegartyunique one Leading figure of the 2000s art scene, The transgender, on the sidelines, artist soon moved to New York, and gathered a large community around his albums, all recorded with The Johnsons, his group, his close guard. Admired by Devendra Banhart, Kokorozzi and all the kingpins of the American freak-folk scene, his sound attracts even the biggest names in the music industry. Her collaborations with Björk, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful or Hercules and Love Affair in particular testify to the thought gained over the years.
Recorded with producer Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner) and The Johnsons, Anohni’s new album lies on the bed of a suffering world: a planet plagued by crisis, war and climate change, Faced with this advanced state of decay, the singer advocates optimism with “It Must Change”, an opening title loosely inspired by Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”. Flanked by string arrangements by Rob Musss (Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Bon Iver), this first piece immediately encapsulates the aesthetics of a disc carefully arranged at the junction of soul, rock and pop.
Petrie’s Sophisticated Tunes and of Threatening anomalies, but always controlled, this sixth studio effort Anohani’s rhythms have been seriously inching their way between the voices of Boy George and Jimmy Somerville, two artists fully committed to the LGBT movement.
This fierceness is also featured on the cover of the new album here, where there is a picture of the insignia. Marsha P Johnson An appellation recalls the origins of Control (The Johnsons) and the prominent place of this trans woman in Anohni’s career. Drag queen, pioneer of the LGBT scene in New York from the late 1960s to early 1960s In the 1990s, Marsha P. Johnson, an activist for the rights of HIV-positive people, died on July 6, 1992, under troubling – and never-explained – circumstances. Thirty-one years later, Anohni pays a living tribute to her through this timeless record, The Beautiful Scream. Simple enough.
Anohni and the Johnsons
my back was a bridge for you to cross
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