Last month, Bostonian musician Anjimile announced his new album The king and released the title track. He’s back today with the new single “Father”.
“I wrote this song thinking of my parents as a kind of gesture of appreciation and love for all they did to try to support me before, during and after I went to rehab. and be sober in early 2016,” Anjimile said in a press release. “Thank you, mom and dad.”
The song is a soft ballad with the texture of an anthem: “Are you drinking again? / What were you thinking? / On my heart, heavy / I always pray, ”he rocks delicate scratchings.
The king follows the mighty of 2020 Giver/taker. Since then, he shared the single song “Stranger,” about which he said, “’Stranger’ is kind of a confrontation between my past and present self in relation to my trans identity. I started testosterone about 3 or 4 years ago, and it has been both liberating and alarming to see the changes in my mind and body over the years. ‘Stranger’ is an admission to myself that while I welcome all of these changes – especially the deepening effect of testosterone on my singing and speaking voice – it’s still scary and there’s a degree of internal ambivalence in my transition.
Listen to “Father” above.
The king was released on 08/09 via 4AD. Find more information here.