January 10, 2020
Today we have a guest recommendation from Nikita Singareddy, an investor at RRE Ventures who lives in New York.
The first time I listened to Moses Sumney was his atmospheric feature on “Weekend," a song he recorded with Flume in 2017. There is only one perfect verse:
"Our love, was a weekend on the water
Silly me, for thinking you would want me longer
My love, found a home under the water
Glory be, 'tis the season for a slaughter”
Sumney has mastered brevity in both lyrics and beat. His work is detail-oriented and sparse; it allegedly took him three years to develop and complete Aromanticism. Somehow every song on the album feels so alive. I listen straight through from the 36-second opener “Man on the Moon” to the popular “Plastic,” “Quarrel,” and “Make Out in My Car.” The last song has been remixed several times over with the likes of Sufjan Stevens and James Blake. If you’re looking for more Sumney, there is more haunting sweetness to be found in his less developed LPs, Lamentations (2016) and Mid-City Island (2014).
Have a great weekend.