Important new annoucement for Locus Festival 2018!
One of the most interesting artist of the recent years, the internationally acclaimed Californian singer and performer MOSES SUMNEY, will join us in Locorotondo this Summer
His live his is precious, deep and etherel .. added to the already announced cultural weave of this years Locus with JAMES HOLDEN & ANIMAL SPIRITS, GO GO PENGUIN, THE COMET IS COMING, KAMAAL WILLIAMS and american super black music group R+R = NOW.
From his early debut in 2014, Moses Sumeny has been conquering attention and interest from audience and press with his first recordings and live shows, growing with a spontaneity and patience very rare these days in the music industry. His ethereal and abstract approach and his falsetto voice becomes various in his songs, overlapping instrumental melodies and creating a delicate but layered plot.
After the self-produced debut EP Mid-City Island, the Californian artist has performed all over the world alongside the likes of David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and many others.
With the 2016’s EP Lamentations, Moses has expanded the spectrum of his music, with increasingly elaborate productions and a more evocative songwriting than his previous works.
His real debut album will arrive only in 2017, called Aromanticism, on Jagjaguwar label, a record that investigates the concept of “love without love”, questioning the social constructions gravitating around love and its rituals.
Album includes devastating synths of “Doom” along the new version of singles “Plastic” and “Lonely World”, and the result is a mixture of genres: from his soul voice, reminding traditional black music, to folk sounds brining him closer to contemporary songwriting, with an emotional approach from jazz to electronic.
In March he was invited to perform to 2018 Oscar ceremony with Sufjan Stevens and St Vincent.
“Moses Sumney has a voice that can melt hearts”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Complete and absorbing”
“He takes the elastic phrasing of Nina Simone and the purple-black undertones of Nick Drake and invites us to a place of eerie calm.”