On his debut album Safe, experimental south London artist Visionist looked his anxiety in the eye through the medium of ice-cold, delicate productions. On his follow-up Value, due October 20 on Big Dada, he unpicks the knotted concept of artistic value and self-worth. It's a topic that comes to life on the eerie and sparse "Your Approval," as Nashville-based singer Rolynne intones starkly in the foreground: "Blue sky, but the winds try to drown me/ And they tell me that I'm not worthy." In an email to The FADER, Visionist (a.k.a. Louis Carnell) explained why he chose to work with Rolynne: "I feel there is a real purity when she sings, her tone encapsulates and emphasizes the words we wrote together…a story not alone." Listen to the stirring new track below.
October 05, 2017