Sen Morimoto Announces New Album ‘Diagnosis’, Unveils New Single

    Chicago artist Sen Morimoto has announced his new album Diagnosis, which is due for release on November 3 via City Slang and his own Sooper Records. It includes the previously unveiled single ‘If The Answer Isn’t Love’, and the title track is out today alongside an accompanying video. Check it out below.

    “The video for diagnosis is an over the top story about the music industry and an artist who thinks they can fix it from within (he can’t!),” Morimoto said in a statement. “I worked with New Trash again to continue the story from ‘If The Answer Isn’t Love’ and they really brought the Faustian nightmare to life. The way the video is edited feels so true to how we experience life now. It’s a hyper-capitalist information overload where every part of your story is happening all at once.”

    “I’ve now released a couple of albums in a time when the most commercially exploitable asset an artist has is their social identity and their trauma,” Morimoto added of the LP. “Over this time the discussion of this pattern has come up repeatedly with peers who felt similarly tired of being expected to share every private detail of an immigrant household or to romanticize the struggle of their working class upbringing only to find questions on the craft itself reserved for artists without those burdens. While the songs on my third album range in topic from love to radicalization to spirituality and the internal effects of life under capitalism, every song on Diagnosis is, at its core, an attempt to flip the lens around. To hold a magnifying glass over the systems we live in and empower us to investigate them with the same scrutiny.”

    Diagnosis Cover Artwork:

    Diagnosis Tracklist:

    1. If The Answer Isn’t Love
    2. Bad State
    3. St. Peter Blind
    4. Diagnosis
    5. Pressure On The Pulse
    6. Naive
    7. Feel Change
    8. What You Say
    9. Surrender
    10. Deeper
    11. Pain
    12. Forsythia (レンギョウの旋律)
    13. Reality

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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