British singer/songwriter Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons has released a new live album called “Cut the World.” The music is familiarly stunning in his signature opera/baroque/pop style that has garnered international acclaim. All the songs from this new album are live takes of previously released material, except for the first and seconds tracks. The second track in particular is worth listening to. It’s an 8 minute monologue summing up his particular philosophy/worldview/universe – there are many terms that can be given.
What makes the material so interesting is his ability to seamlessly tie in so many different topics in such a short time. You can tell he thinks about these ideas a lot and has made a particular effort to understand how they all relate to each other. Take a listen below, it’s definitely worth it:
From the bio on his website, Antony describes some things he thinks about:
Hi, here are some things I am thinking about:
circles of light, the Arctic, witches, mammals, Samoa,
the slavery of addiction and viral late stage capitalism, woman power,
families treasuring their transgendered children,
the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change,
feral intuition and a global new two-spirit alliance,
forests, oxygen, carbon,
patriarchal religions and heirarchies that would rather catalyze apocalypse than admit
that centuries of male domination have almost destroyed us,
a feminist revolution might save our world
Why does all this matter to us at The Pachamama Alliance? Tying together spirituality, social justice, and environmental sustainable is core to our mission and vision. Additionally, we’re committed to implementing social justice in our organization at every level possible.