Orphans, which also features a remix by Planningtorock, is "in part a prequel" to 2018's Siblings LP.
Orphans is "in part a prequel" to Siblings, Self's 2018 album that acted as the conclusion to Elation, his multi-act, multidisciplinary operetta.
The three new tracks—"Dispossessed" (which features Eve Essex on flute), "Once More" (previously available as a digital-only bonus track on Siblings) and "Polyvagal"—center "non-biological family storytelling based on the forgotten, unnamed, and marginalized," according to the press release. Orphans also includes a Planningtorock remix of "Survival."
All three songs were composed and recorded around the time of Siblings. Self will present Siblings (Elation VI) at Trauma Bar und Kino in Berlin this Friday and Saturday.
Watch the video for "Dispossessed," featuring Charlene Incarnate.
02. Once More
04. Survival (Planningtorock Remix)
Orphans is out now on RVNG Intl.
Photo credit: Leah James