[Cover photo credit to Pooneh Ghana]
Singer-songwriter Angelo De Augustine has shared “27” and “Hologram,” a new double single via Asthmatic Kitty Records. A limited edition “cassingle” is available exclusively at the official Asthmatic Kitty store.
This marks De Augustine’s first new music since 2021’s collaborative LP with Sufjan Stevens, A Beginner’s Mind, and his first solo work since 2020’s dual tracks “Santa Barbara” and “Blue,” which explored “Greek and Roman history, monsters and ghouls, evil, death, faith, love, destruction, and opposing deities”.
De Augustine began work on “27” in 2019 while recording initial demos that would become A Beginner’s Mind, and it features instrumental assistance from friend and labelmate Sufjan Stevens.
“Hologram” preserves the veneer of a simple folk song and its lyrics depict “dystopian and hellish landscapes painted over with age long myths, games of telephone, what it means to be evil, and how evil itself is often misunderstood”.