Singer/songwriter and producer Sudan Archives has released a new single for “Glorious” alongside some visuals directed by Ross Harris. The track marks the second single from her upcoming debut album for Stones Throw called Athena.
The Wilma Archer co-produced single builds on the album’s overall theme of duality and features Archives’ fellow Ohio-native artist D-Eight. Archives’ pet snake also makes an appearance in the music video above and is meant to serve as a “visual theme” for the project. “He’s so sweet and cute, and he doesn’t want to hurt anybody,” the artist says in a press release. “But everyone is afraid of him. I deal with that – men have told me, ‘You look intimidating’. Or someone will be like, ‘Smile!’ But I’m totally non-intimidating when you get to know me, I’m actually shy.”
Harris adds, “Sudan said her new record was about duality and I instantly thought about the mirrors that the nail salon that went out of business left in the alley by my storage space. The term ‘Geisha’ roughly translates to artist and Sudan exemplifies the concept of artist to me more than anyone working in music today.”
Check out the visuals above and listen to Athena when it arrives November 1.
In other music news, Hirakish’s music video for “In The Club — Caught Up.” has surfaced.
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The Glorious video is inspired by geishas Or rather my decade long fascination w them & about female performers/artist of color being fetishized and mistakenly oversexualized by the western male eye. Featuring: D-Eight Produced by: @wilma.archer and I Written by: @allxcityxjimmy and I Directed by: @imrossangeles Styled by: @mmmmylipshurt Hair: @lenajaye_ Makeup: @nells26