United States Contemporary Folk Indie
Friday Nov 3 23:20 - 23:59
KEX 2nd floor
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Saturday Nov 4 19:50 - 20:30
IA Center
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United States

“If Giver Taker was an album of prayers, The King is an album of curses.” Anjimile won the world over
with the clear-eyed honesty of their first record – a meditation on spirituality and liberation. In 2019 he
recorded Giver Taker, a collection of songs written while getting sober in Florida. Giver Taker was
critically adored – Rolling Stone Magazine deemed it one of the best 50 albums of 2020. Since Giver
Taker’s release, Anjimile tested new material on the road while opening for artists like Jose Gonzalez,
Tune-Yards, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. In his sophomore album, The King, he continues exploring
what it means to be a Black trans person in America. The brutally honest reflection of 2020’s deadly
summer is less reminiscent of the pink cloud of early sobriety and more rooted in the reality of seeing
brutality with clear eyes.