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Moses Sumney Shares New Song “Monumental”: Listen

Moses Sumney Shares New Song “Monumental”: Listen

Moses Sumney has shared his own version of the Olympic Hymn. The translated track, titled “Monumental,” appears in a self-directed short film for the designer Thom Browne’s SS21 collection. Watch below.

Moses Sumney explained the questions he’s posing with “Monumental”:

What does it mean to pose statuesque on top of a marble podium, at a
time when statues across the world—long-standing symbols of white
supremacy—are literally being toppled? What does it mean to
appropriate the Greco-Roman statue, a long-standing placeholder of
white male virility and beauty, and replace it with my Black body? A
body that has historically been disregarded as far less beautiful and
in more recent years, objectified? What does it mean to objectify
myself?

Earlier this year, Sumney shared græ. Read Pitchfork’s “Moses Sumney Is Ready to Claim His Spotlight.”

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