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It’s All over Now, Baby Blue b/w Be My Husband
Released: 2nd October 2020
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A viscous embrace, a pulsating pouring out, Anohni’s voice is above
all else a vessel for political armament. On 2016’s Hopelessness, her
voice bombarded with explicit illustration of Obama-era atrocities
-- of war crimes, of apocalyptic climate change, of patriarchal
violence. Now sharing a dual cover set, she casts a subtler, but no
less powerful incantation towards change.
The original tracks dating to 1965, a year marked by the Selma
marches, the Watts Rebellion, and the landmark Voting Rights Act,
illuminate the eerily parallel struggles of this year. Anohni’s rendition
of ‘It’s All Over Now...’ reads as a hopeful, future goodbye to times
dominated by oppression. With ‘Be My Husband,” textually woven
with marital submission and want for acceptance, she examines our
reliance on the very systems that fail us.
In borrowing these songs, Anohni adopts their history along with
her contemporary interpretations, respecting the lineage of the
people’s movement while calling for its continuance today. “When
Biden said ‘Americans don’t want revolution, they want a return to
decency,’ he was wrong,” she explained. “We all know deep down
that the continuation of our civilizations for much longer will require