Now Playing: Moses Sumney – 'Me in 20 Years'

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Photo by Eric Gyamfi 

Moses Sumney has shared his first song of the year with his chilling number 'Me in 20 Years'. The track is a preview of his highly anticipated double album græ via Jagjaguwar. The first part will be released next month and the second will be released on May 15. 'Me in 20 Years' was co-produced with Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). 

The introspective track tenderly reflects on the end of a relationship as well as the big existential questions that we want to ask ourselves in the future. On the track, he delicately croons, "Hey, me in twenty years / Does your milk still turn to rot too soon? / Do you still hoard souvenirs? / And make them mirrors of sentimental veneer?"

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Moses Sumney said on the track, "When I first played [Lopatin] the demo, which was wordless and me singing at the top of my lungs and range, he said that it sounded like an old lady screaming to herself in the middle of a Whole Foods. And that I realized then and there that that is my brand. So that’s what the song is, it’s just me and screaming in the middle of Whole Foods. It’s just such an exaggeration. I think that we’re really melodramatic generation and I also think that, us, millennials have a very complicated relationship with aging."

Listen to 'Me in 20 Years' by Moses Sumney below. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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