The version of “Panic Room,” a new song from the soul-baring R&B experimenter Autre Ne Veut, in the song’s new music video isn’t the one that’ll appear on his forthcoming album Transparency. Instead, Arthur Ashin, the man who records as Autre Ne Veut, sings an intense a cappella version of it for a panel of unimpressed judges. You may recognize one of those judges: Ian Cohen, the music critic and internet lightning rod. Allie Avital, director of Autre Ne Veut’s eyeball-searing “World War Pt. 2” video, also directed this one, and it’s just as tense in its own way. FADER debuted the video earlier today, and you can watch it below.
Age Of Transparency is out 10/2 on Downtown Records.