“Cult Of Venus,” photography by @moodydarkroom
The enigmatic NYC artist and activist Cult Of Venus dropped today her latest single, “Time Capsule,” a revolution-minded reflection on the inescapable cycles of violence and the dimming horizons of peace. The mesmerizing and heartfelt track touches on finding hope, empathy, and motivation amidst the inundation of media imagery and propagandist messaging that we culturally endure.
Combining the desperation of prime PJ Harvey, the scorched-earth polemic of Savages, and electronic flourishes reminiscent of ANOHNI, “Time Capsule” seethes with urgency — a fitting and affecting commentary on violent times and rising against one’s apathy and desensitization.
Cult Of Venus is making a voice for herself with music that illustrates and illuminates the dystopian world today, challenging the patriarchy and resonating with the “divine feminine.” Her on-the-ground activist work includes support for incarcerated women and environmental protest movements. Her mysterious presentation is often shrouded in darkness, with her identity and face in the shadows. Her secretive appearance aligns her poetic soundscape in a way that not only drives more curiosity to her audience but is calming in a world so focused on desperate self-promotion.
“Time Capsule” follows Cult Of Venus’s debut single “Mountains,” which has been described as “eerily similar to what one would expect from a collaboration between Chvrches Lauren Maybury and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame.” Following performances at Chapel Bar, Cult Of Venus has garnered attention and praise for her intriguing sound and presence.
Check out the studio version of the track, mixed by Geoff Swann (Grimes, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek) here.
We are looking forward to more from Cult Of Venus, and her debut album which is slated to release in 2024.
“Time Capsule,” photography by @moodydarkroom
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