Just months after releasing his sophomore album, græ, Moses Sumney has returned with a new track called ‘Monumental’. Released as part of a collaboration with designer Thom Browne’s SS21 collection, the song finds Sumney reimagining the Olympic Hymn, originally composed by Spyridon Samaras and with lyrics by Greek poet Kostis Palamas. Check it out below.
“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?” Sumney said in a statement. “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?”
græ, which landed on our Best Albums of the Year (So Far) list, was released back in May.