Moses Sumney’s presence on the musical landscape has been steadily growing larger, much like the beautiful, slow-burning songs that caught early adopters’ ears in the first place. And much in the same way he can launch into that odd and captivating higher register at any moment, it seems like the singer is poised for a breakout any second now. Take a second to listen to “Doomed” if you don’t believe us.
The track lets Sumney’s inimitable voice float mostly on its own for an entire minute before electronic sounds and ghostly wails begun to swell underneath him. Where before Sumney sounded like a single person floating alone through the void, the haunting synthesizer drones reveal that Sumney has more than a few people in his corner. And in this case, it’s accurate. The California and Ghana-raised singer just signed to Jagjaguwar and is getting ready to release his proper full-length debut. Look for him in playlists, your friend’s record collections and in person when he hits the road in a few days.
06/30 — New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival