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Moses Sumney – “Lonely World”

Whoa. I was not prepared for this video. It starts out innocently enough; Moses Sumney walking on an isolated, rocky shore. That is until he encounters a mermaid on the beach. That’s when things turn creepy.

Sumney recently tweeted “from now on gonna sing more in my lower register and less in falsetto, don’t be alarmed it’s just growth.” I’m all about growth, and Sumney sings beautifully regardless of register, but you can’t deny that his incredibly high falsetto is key to the disturbed feeling you’re left with after watching “Lonely World”.

My entire perception of mermaids has gone completely out the window. As it turns out, they are not the friendly Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, but instead something much, much darker.

-Michelle Farres

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