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Aromanticism

by Moses Sumney

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lulubib The sky was grey then it burst out with colours as I listened to Aromanticism for the first time... Just the best album I have listened to in a long time Favorite track: Don't Bother Calling.
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Mikey After hearing Sumney's Tiny Desk concert on NPR, I knew I had to buy this album. The perfect listen for an evening of reading and relaxation. Favorite track: Plastic.
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Eso Aromanticism is an alluring project, both gentle and powerful. Filled with lush soundscapes, tender lyrics and ethereal melodies, this album is fresh and dripping with sensuality. Sumney’s haunting voice cuts beautifully as it moves throughout each song. A lovely work. Favorite track: Quarrel.
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I’m not a body, the body is but a shell I disembody but suffering is sovereign, Still No grasp on reality The world is a wonderland scene I don’t know What we are But every cell in the corpus resembles stars Signal into the sky God sings to me in reply Don’t bother calling, I’ll call you I’m not somebody; somebody would savor us You need a solid, but I’m made of liquid, Trust In me, I am the son of the sea And I’ll call you when I feel finally free I don’t know what we are But all I know is I can’t go Away with you with half a heart Don’t bother calling, I’ll call you Don’t bother asking for the truth Don’t bother calling, I’ll call you Don’t bother calling, I’ll call you
3.
Plastic 03:08
I know what it is to be broken and be bold Tell you that my silver is gold Though we're much too old for make believe And I know what it's like to behold and not be held Funny how a stomach unfed Seems satisfied cuz it’s swell and swollen And you caught me Shooting cross the sky like a star But nobody told me To never let it get too far See my silhouette, so you’re standing scared of me Can I tell you a secret? My wings are made of plastic My wings are made up And so am I
4.
Quarrel 06:45
He who asks for much Has much to give I don’t ask for much Just enough to live But in the light Morning will reveal the spoils of night Through the walls of Jericho Lies a heart of stone With you half the battle Is proving that we’re at war I would give my life just for the privilege to ignore Don’t call it a Lovers’ Quarrel To whom much is given Much is required Luxurious liver You never inquire It ain't right, you see Who is your family? If I dont have tools to fight Calling this a quarrel isn’t right Quoting this a quarrel So immorally implies We’re equal opponents And we both antagonize Don’t call it a Lovers’ Quarrel Don’t call it a Lovers’ Quarrel We cannot be lovers Cuz I am the other We cannot be lovers Long as I’m the other
5.
Stoicism 01:02
So as a mild-mannered child My mom would drop me Off in our family’s Second-hand Mitsubishi caravan And I would glance back Before my descent To mutter “I love you.” In turn she’d nod her head, and Turn to the road ahead, and Sigh “...Thank you.” Thank you.
6.
Lonely World 04:48
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely world Casts a shadow on the shallow love it hurls To the feet of swine it need not cast its pearls Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely world And the sound of the void Flows through your body Undestroyed And the sound of your voice Flows from your body White as noise And the void speaks to you In ways nobody speaks to you And that voice fills the air Fog in the morning, going nowhere Lonely, lonely, lonely face under a veil After all the laughter emptiness prevails Born into this world with no consent or choice Lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely…
7.
I’m not tryna Go to bed with you I just wanna make out in my Car
8.
We scrawl Unwritten law of the land On scroll that’s rolled up And rolled in The cocoon-eyed baby’s Swollen, clenched hand The baby Cries out in protest A scream raw and grotesque That soon He learns To suppress
9.
Doomed 04:27
Hollow one With inverted tongue From whence does fulfillment come? When I expel From this mortal shell Will I die for living numb? Am I vital If my heart is idle Am I doomed? I feel you But nobody else Though you’re someone I can’t see Yet you say nothing Of the stoic suffering That stirs lukewarm in me If lovelessness is godlessness Will you cast me to the wayside Well I feel the peeling Of half-painted ceilings Reveal the covering of a blank sky Am I vital If my heart is idle Am I doomed? Cradle me So I can see If I’m doomed Am I vital If my heart is idle Am I doomed? Cradle me So I can see If I’m doomed
10.
Indulge Me 03:16
Indulge me All my old lovers have found others I was lost in the rapture Dead sea as barren as a stutter And colored laughter I don’t trouble nobody Nobody troubles my body after All my old others have found lovers Indulge me
11.
Imagine being free Imagine tasting free Imagine feeling free Imagine feeling

about

Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. It's an organic, patient ascent all too rare in today's musical climate. In a voice both mellifluous and haunting, Sumney makes future music that transmogrifies classic tropes, like moon-colony choir reinterpretations of old jazz gems. His vocals narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness atop otherworldly compositional backdrops.

Following the self-release of his debut cassette EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015's 7", Seeds/Pleas, Sumney has performed around the world alongside forebears like David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and more. With his 2016 Lamentations EP, The California and Ghana-raised troubadour widened the spectrum of his heretofore "bedroom" music, incorporating songs that feature more elaborate production and evocative songwriting. Now his inspired ascent continues.

His proper debut album, Aromanticism is a concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. It seeks to interrogate the social constructions around romance. The debut will include the devastating, billowing synths of "Doomed,” which in a way serves as the album’s thesis statement, as well as new versions of standouts "Lonely World" and "Plastic.” It’s a deliberate, jaw-dropping statement that can leave you both enlightened and empty.

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released September 22, 2017

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