Video: Moses Sumney, ‘Lonely World’

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Moses Sumney (Photo by Carl Pocket)
Moses Sumney (Photo by Carl Pocket)

Wherever music’s astral plane is, Moses Sumney resides a few floors higher, looking down, probably sadly. Up there, it’s a “Lonely World,” as the L.A. singer-songwriter and vocal acrobat cries in the song from his new EP, “Lamentations,” out today. Tyler Givens stars in director Sam Cannon’s video for the song, writhing in the fetal position, alone with four other versions of himself. Unlike his previous mini-releases, the song sees Sumney getting out of his bedroom — it was co-produced by Gueorgui Linev (Kan Wakan) and Joshua Willing Halpern, who along with Tosin Abasi contributes guitar to the track, which is pushed along by Thundercat’s bass. A full-length from Sumney (currently touring with James Blake) could arrive next year, and based on his home recordings and this, it could sound like anything. It’s likely to be a high note.

||| Watch: The video for “Lonely World”

||| Also: Stream: “Lamentations”

||| Live: Moses Sumney performs Oct. 15 (tickets) and 17 (tickets) at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

||| Previously: “Worth It,” “Everlasting Sigh,” live at the Echo, “Seeds,” “Man on the Moon”