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The tracks are available to stream now and will be released on 7″ on October 2; it marks her first new music since the 2019 charity single ‘KARMA’.
Speaking about the cover of ‘It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue’, ANOHNI said: “I recorded ‘It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue’ with Kevin Barker one afternoon a few years ago. I listened to it recently and it reminded me of Now, a nausea of nostalgia for the suffering of the present, or even the future.
She continued: “I did a couple of songs by Bob Dylan at that time, encouraged by Hal Willner, the producer who we lost to Covid 19 in April.”
“I hope that this period, and this repugnant presidency, will be over soon, and that these bigots and apocalyptic capitalists and evangelicals will crawl back into their rotten little holes.
“But how can this happen unless the American media and social media are forced to tell the truth?
“I am glad to see the mobilization of Black Lives Matter and the re-emergence of the Occupy movement. When Biden said ‘Americans don’t want revolution, they want a return to decency,’ he was wrong.
“We all know deep down that the continuation of our civilizations for much longer will require seismic change.”
Sharing the stunning video, she added: “The images on the single’s artwork and in the music video of “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” are drawn from documentation of performances between 1997-1999 by The Johnsons, featuring the groups central members, ANOHNI, Johanna Constantine, and Julia Yasuda. The Johnsons, a collective that presented surreal plays featuring underground punk/trans performers including Page Reynolds, Kembra Pfahler and Kenny Kenny, was founded in 1995 by ANOHNI. She named The Johnsons in honor of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionary, Marsha P. Johnson, whose body was found in the Hudson River in 1992.
“The Johnsons presented plays including Dusk, WOMB, and Father on the Christopher Street piers, at Club Mother, and at PS122, in NYC. The group presented their final play LOVE at the turn of the millennia. The Johnsons would not present another play until ANOHNI staged SHE WHO SAW BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Kitchen, NYC in 2019, in memory of Dr. Julia Yasuda.”