Moses Sumney has released an EP titled Black in Deep Red, 2014 yesterday. The title pays tribute to a 1957 painting by Mark Rothko of the same name. The project follows 2017’s Aromanticism, Sumney’s debut album.
“Black in Deep Red, 2014 was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest,” he said about the release in a statement. “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.”
Stream Black in Deep Red, 2014 via Spotify and Apple Music below.