Anohni's new EP Paradise is a companion piece to last year's Hopelessness, one of the most critically acclaimed and discussed albums of 2016. In collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, the release sees Anohni seeking to support activist conversations and disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics.
Paradise includes new songs as well as material recently debuted live. On the title track Anohni voices ecstatic alienation, describing a dystopian life filled with horror, awe, comfort and threat. She expresses a sense of disembodiment: "Myself, I'm here... not here, as a point of consciousness." The music is wild and invigorating with a heavy beat conceived by Hudson Mohawke and twisting vocal treatments by Daniel Lopatin.
1. In My Dreams
3. Jesus Will Kill You
6. She Doesn't Mourn Her Loss