RSD 2019. "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." Moses Sumney.
"For anyone who has previously found Sumney to be too cerebral, Black in Deep Red, 2014 may be a good opportunity to re-evaluate his work. The characteristics which made Aromanticism so successful are still here, but on this EP, there is a new sense of drive and purpose to his music. Although the path from acoustic singer/songwriter to political activist is well-worn, Sumney does a good job of carving out an original route for himself. Black in Deep Red, 2014 is a worthy experiment and an indication that Sumney has the talent to continue surprising his fans." Under the radar mag
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