Avant-pop from one of today's most exciting pop seismographs.
Lafawndah’s 2019 debut album, »Ancestor Boy«, put her at the vibrant center of contemporary art: Her music played at fashion shows from Chanel to Kenzo, in the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and landed on various annual best-of lists. »Ritual club music« is what she calls her rootless avantpop, that combines catchy melodies with a multi-layered electronic song architecture and influences of different continents. With »The Fifth Season« Lafawndah released an impressive follow-up album in 2020.
Inspired by N. K. Jemisin’s award-winning science fiction revelation of the same name about a planet dominated by seismic movements that is destroyed right at the beginning, she sings lyrics by Kae
Tempest (»You, at the End«), reinterprets a piece by Lili Boulanger (»Old Buddhist Prayer«), and asked artists such as Tirzah and Moor Mother (in concert at Kampnagel on Dec. 2) to reinterpret her own pieces. Following performances at Munich’s Haus der Kunst and London’s Barbican, among others, she now comes to the Summer Festival with drummer Sebastian Forrester to play a condensed version of »The Fifth
Season« and other pieces from her seminal contemporary universe.