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Moses Sumney 'Aromanticism' album cover.

Moses Sumney's TV Debut Performance Will Touch Your Core

The Ghanaian-American singer stopped by Later...with Jools Holland to perform "Plastic."

Moses Sumney's voice is savory and velvety like dark chocolate, yet achingly heartbreaking like the first chill that strikes your spine at the turn of Fall.

Aromanticism, Sumney's stunning debut album, is the mood for autumn: contemplative, melancholy and lonely, it colors your senses with the same hues as Autumn's leaves.

To add even more longing to this season, Sumney performed his hit "Plastic" at Later...with Jools Holland. Cloaked in black, studded in gold and copper abstract rings and shrouded by glowing spotlights, the aromantic crooned his lyrical tale of inauthenticity, complexity and sadness.

The thing is: the brief performance is so lovable that you can't help but shudder at his honesty and harmony.

Watch his performance below and be sure to stick around for the end: there's a chorus of echoes you can't miss.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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