Don’t call this a lovers ‘Quarrel’, there’s no equal grounding when so much is given and so little is asked from Moses Sumney in almost 7 minutes of music.
A beautifully elegant song in prose, don’t be misguided by ‘Quarrel’, Moses may not engage in a loud and fiery argument but plays a lyrical standoff of sorts. “Quoting this a quarrel, So immorally implies, We’re equal opponents”.
This is pure Black Gold, the type where you can almost feel Moses Sumney channeling the angelic essence of Minnie Riperton while delivering it all in his own patient ethereal falsetto. Lifted from his forthcoming full-length album ‘Aromanticism’, due in September 2017, this is the LA-based Ghanaian musician’s new ascension. Featuring contributions from from Cam O’bi, Paris Strother of the R&B trio KING, and Thundercat, this LA tribe of musicians are intent on keeping the bar high.
Creating luxurious sonic dreamscapes around the theme of ‘lovelessness’, the album ‘Aromanticism’ is conceptually a dark love letter to his music. Including the previously released singles ‘Doomed’ as well as ‘Lonely World’ ‘, expect to give yourself to the universe of Moses Sumney quite completely. Till then surrender yourself to the pleasures of ‘Quarrel’.