Anjimile Debuts “Black Hole” Visualizer
Ahead of the release of their new album The King, Anjimile Chithambo, AKA: Anjimile, has shared new single “Black Hole.” The song documents the range of emotions of Anjimile’s lived experience – from the deep appreciation of parental support in “Father,” to the grief (“Genesis”), fear (“The Right”), and anger (“Animal”) felt in response to the murder George Floyd. Anjimile will be headlining a tour with shows across North America and Europe. He plays his next show on September 9th at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC.
On his second album, Anjimile continues exploring what it means to be a Black trans person in America. The King was written in the wake of the Black Death – the COVID-19 epidemic and the rising, ceaseless wave of police brutality against Black folks. 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.
The album features 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 Shawn Everett (Slowdive, Yeah Yeak Yeahs).
Anjimile 2023 North American Live Dates
9/9 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch
9/27 Montreal, QB – POP Montreal
11/3 – 11/4 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/7 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Zonzij
11/10 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Paris
11/11 London, UK – Pitchfork London
12/1 Winston-Salem, NC – SECCA
12/2 Washington, DC – DC9
12/3 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
12/5 Brooklyn, NY – Public Records
12/7 Kingston, NY – Tubby’s
12/8 Boston, MA – ICA
12/10 Toronto, ON – The Drake
12/12 Chicago, IL – Schubas
12/13 Lexington, KY – The Burl
1. The King
8. Black Hole
9. I Pray
10. The Right
Pre-Order The King by Anjimile HERE
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