Vast Ovoid è il nuovo EP di Devendra Banhart che uscirà via Nonesuch Records il 24 luglio.
Si tratta di tre canzoni nate durante il processo di scrittura di Ma, il suo ultimo album, che non matchavano perfettamente con il concept del disco, avendo piuttosto a che fare con la distinzione tra disillusione e delusione.
Dopo aver pubblicato il primo singolo Let’s See, è ora di ascoltare anche It’s Not Always Funny, un brano che Devendra racconta nel post Instagram che ne annuncia l’uscita:
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A new song from the forthcoming Vast Ovoid EP is out today – called “It’s Not Always Funny” (link in bio to listen and pre order EP) If you do hear it, thank you! And maybe before ya hear it you could check out Edith Frost’s new 3 song EP that just came out , she’s so amazing…… So, While writing this song I was thinking a lot about Google Earth rebranding itself as Planet Hollywood I was thinking, as usual , about Sabado Sensacional and Topollillo I was thinking about those people with that smile that seems so professional, not a fake smile but just…..so phenomenally professional, did they develop that? How do you do that? I was thinking about over-consumption, a kind that goes beyond objects, and starts to pig out on emotions … it’s never kindness or joy is it? “How ya been ?” “Ohhh I’ve just been way too happy and way too kind to myself and to others lately….” But we do over consume self doubt , judgement, anger… it helps to give a shape and put it on a plate and just eat what’s on there without ordering more, if possible…. I was thinking about the touch of your eyes….. and now that eyes have become our faces, I find going to the supermarket the most intimate experience… I remember once going to a retreat and we had to turn to the person next to us and stare for 10 minutes… an eternity, especially if its a stranger… but by the end we were both weeping, having been mother father daughter son everything to each other ….. since the lockdown we have been hyperdeveloping the language of looking into each others’ eyes…. I was thinking about how they say it’s important to laugh especially when there nothing to laugh about , i’m not sure if that’s true but it stuck with me. (Photo by Moses Berkson)
Non resta che ascoltare il brano e aspettare l’ultimo che uscirà il 24 con l’intero EP