Moses Sumney - Black in Deep, 2014 [EP]
American born, Ghanaian raised singer-songwriter Moses Sumney, releases 'Black in Deep,' a three track EP, whereby it's title was inspired by a Mark Rothko painting from 1957.
A short but impressive offering, leading listener's into a captivating space through the use of chants, jazz-like instruments and vocal sounds, more so than lyrical content. Speaking on the EP, Moses shared...
"Black in Deep Red, 2014 was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest. It was in the fall of 2014, after a grand jury decided not to charge the offending officer in the Mike Brown murder, delivering the verdict just in time for them to get home for Thanksgiving.
I felt like a camouflaged outsider at the protest, like an anthropologist performing a study amongst his own kind. I took to the mountains soon after that and wrote these songs, wondering if power was a transferable device that could change hands through the vocalizing of unrest."
Check out the visual for 'Rank & File,' the final track on the project. The visual showcases a toy or perhaps an edible soldier, slowly melting in front of a red background.