A total of three tracks, the new collection follows last year’s acclaimed Aromanticism album. Sessions for the EP were inspired by a protest attended by Sumney, and actual audio samples from that protest were incorporated into the music.
“Black in Deep Red, 2014 was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest,” Sumney explained in a statement. “It was in the fall of 2014, after a grand jury decided not to charge the offending officer in the Mike Brown murder, delivering the verdict just in time for them to get home for Thanksgiving.”
“I felt like a camouflaged outsider at the protest, like an anthropologist performing a study amongst his own kind,” he continued. “I took to the mountains soon after that and wrote these songs, wondering if power was a transferable device that could change hands through the vocalizing of unrest.” As a result, the EP is something of a departure from Sumney’s previous, more soothing compositions.
The EP’s title, Black In Deep Red, 2014 was inspired by a Marth Rothko painting of the same name.
Black In Deep Red, 2014 Artwork:
Black In Deep Red, 2014 Tracklist:
03. Rank & File