Back in February, Antony Hegarty announced that she was changing her name to ANOHNI and working on a new album called HOPELESSNESS with two very different electronic music producers, Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. Today, she shared the project’s first single, “4 DEGREES,” along with a brief message:
In solidarity with the climate conference in Paris,
giving myself a good hard look,
not my aspirations but my behaviors,
revealing my insidious complicity.
It’s a whole new world.
Let’s be brave and tell the truth as much as we can.
In an interview last month, this is what Anohni said about the song: “I have grown tired of grieving for humanity, and I also thought I was not being entirely honest by pretending that I am not a part of the problem. ‘4 Degrees’ is kind of a brutal attempt to hold myself accountable, not just valorize my intentions but also reflect on the true impact of my behaviors.” Listen below.
HOPELESSNESS will be out this spring.