Anohni, formerly working under the name Antony Hegarty, is preparing to release her new album, Hopelessness, which was co-produced by two of electronic music’s most exciting artists—Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. The album is Anohni’ first since Antony & the Johnson’s Swanlight in 2010.
“The record is as different as could be from my previous work,” she told Pitchfork. “I am not sure that many of you who prefer the early chamber music style will enjoy it! It is a dance / experimental electronic record with quite a dark thematic undertow. It is an album I felt very compelled to produce.”
Today Anohni shared Hopelessness’ first single, “4 Degrees”. “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,” she said in the same interview. “‘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.”
She also shared the following note:
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.