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Anohni offers final track of new EP in return for “gesture of anonymous vulnerability”

By | Published on Friday 17 March 2017


Anohni has a new EP out today called ‘Paradise’. If you go and look it up now, you’ll see it has six tracks on it. But that’s not quite right. There are six tracks immediately available, but it is a seven track EP. You just need to jump through an extra hoop to get your hands on that seventh track.

In a Facebook post, the musician explained that the cost of track seven, ‘I Never Stopped Loving You’, is “a gesture of anonymous vulnerability … instead of the dollar you used to send me in the olden days”.

“If you have listened to my music over the years, you know that I have publicly given something of my heart”, she writes. “If you would like the final song from ‘Paradise’, email me at and share with me in a sentence or two what you care most about, or your hopes for the future. Send this to me instead of the dollar you used to send me in the olden days. The price for this song is a gesture of anonymous vulnerability. That may be too expensive for some of you, and that’s okay”.

She continues: “I want to hear your collective mind. I want to see that river of thoughts. Please don’t write about how my music affects you; if you mention me or my work I will not send the track. Please keep the focus on yourself. Take a risk and break out of established ways of doing and perceiving. It is what you have expected of me as an artist, and just for a moment, it is what I ask of you. I will respond in kind, by sending you my final song from this series, one which represents some of my better thinking”.

The track will be sent out to willing participants deemed anonymously vulnerable enough this weekend, so get writing.