ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MOSES SUMNEY - 'AROMANTICISM'
Moses Sumney’s debut album ‘Aromanticism’ soulfully discusses the idea that it's okay to be lonely. I feel like we can all agree that loneliness is a hard battle to overcome especially when our developing social environments are consistently whispering sweet nothings over our need for the company of others. I was surprised by the production and technicality within ‘Aromanticism’, it is soft, mosaic, and truthful.
For me, the album begins by introducing your ears to the familiar emptiness of a large hall, then slowly and progressively this empty echoed space is filled with the layered, romantic voices of Moses Sumney. ‘Aromanticism’ is not perfect, but that is what makes it so enchanting. It is not for everyone, but it is a well crafted narrative that I have grown to appreciate. I didn’t actually know what aromanticism meant, but now I do, thanks to Moses Sumney.
What is even more exciting is that Moses Sumney will be joining the Laneway Festival in January. If you want to get a taste for his live stage presence check out the incredible and bare performance he did on Later... with Jools Holland below.