Moses Sumney shares Track “Polly”
After the announcement of his forthcoming release græ and lead-track “Virile,” Moses Sumney has dropped the second track, “Polly.” The song, is the second offering from the album and follows the intimate lecture he held in New York on Sunday discussing the themes and influences behind “Virile.” Speaking on “Polly,” Sumney says: “Polly’s about wishing you had a few more arms than you do.”
græ is out via Jagjaguwar Records the first part due digitally in February of 2020, with the second part, as well as the physical album, due May 15th. The album is a conceptual patchwork about greyness and expands upon the sonic universe built in Sumney’s debut LP Aromanticism and subsequent EP Black In Deep Red, 2014.
The album includes collaborations with a diverse array of contributors and is Sumney’s first work to be written in his new home of Asheville, North Carolina. It all works to create a paradox, keeping art and artist somewhere between any one sure thing – but surely something that demands your attention affixed and your breath bated.
From Moses Sumney:
There’s probably a biblical analogy to be made about a person who just happens to be named Moses, who flees the binary, splits a massive body into two pieces, and leads us through the in-between – holy and wholly rebellious. By breaking up græ into two multifaceted, dynamic pieces, Sumney is quite literally creating a “grey” in-between space for listeners to absorb and consider the art. Not strictly singles, not strictly albums, never altogether songs or spoken word segments on their own. It’s neither here nor there. “Neither/Nor,” if you will.
February 2020 & May 15, 2020
2. Cut Me
3. In Bloom
10. also also also and and and
13. Two Dogs
15. Me in 20 Years
16. Keeps Me Alive
17. Lucky Me
18. and so I come to isolation
19. Bless Me
20. before you go
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