The King (Vinyl LP, Yellow)

4AD
$63.00
Vinyl LP (Yellow)

AVAILABLE FROM NZ SUPPLIER - Ships within 2-5 business days

FREE SHIPPING IN NZ

Earn

F|O Points on this item

On their sophomore album, Anjimile (they/he) returns to continue the exploration of the Black trans experience in America, with breathtaking results. Wrapping up grief and rage with beauty and intensity, these new songs build on Anjimile's folkier roots to include some truly magic and avant garde moments, for fans of Sufjan Stevens, Philip Glass, and brutal honesty in music! - Flying Out

Highlighting the artistic shift from Giver Taker to now, The King opens with a lofty, melodic choir, an intro that belies the song’s motives. Suddenly, sinister arpeggios interrupt the reverie, and the voices grow darkly serious. Deeply steeped in the confusion, grief, and rage of being Black in America, The King pushes back against the tired adage, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” hissing, “What don ’t kill you almost killed you// What don’t fill you//pains you// drains you.”

“If Giver Taker was an album of prayers, The King is an album of curses.” In his second album, Anjimile continues exploring what it means to be a Black trans person in America. The brutally honest reflection of 2020’s deadly summer is less reminiscent of the pink cloud of early sobriety and more rooted in the reality of seeing brutality with clear eyes. Drawing from influences ranging from religion, Phillip Glass, and lived experiences, the album is a grand step forward for Anjimile. Nearly every sound you hear on The King comes from two instruments: an acoustic guitar and Anjimile’s own voice. Other than a few beautiful contributions from Justine
Bowe, Brad Allen Williams, Sam Gendel, and James Krivchenia (Big Thief), the album is the result of a year in LA working intimately with Grammy and Juno winner Shawn Everett.
 
Tracklist
  1. The King
  2. Mother
  3. Anybody
  4. Genesis
  5. Animal
  6. Father
  7. Harley
  8. Black Hole
  9. I Pray
  10. The Right

 

Please note that The King (Vinyl LP, Yellow) is currently not in store but is with our local supplier.

Most of the time it takes around 2-5 days from the time you place the order for the item to arrive here and be sent out but it can take longer if there are any delays.