Since announcing his new album, Age of Transparency, Autre Ne Veut (Arthur Ashin) has shared a “beautifully grotesque” [Noisey] video for ‘World War Pt.2’, a jazz version of that single and an accapella video for single ‘Panic Room’.
Today, in a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, Ashin shares a video for single ‘Age of Transparency’, as the final taste of the album before its release next week. Autre Ne Veut is the latest artist to curate Yours Truly for a week of collaborative editorial. Autre Ne Veut week consists of a music video, an episode of Yours Truly’s podcast where an artist shares the barest bones of a song in the form of the original voice memo, and finally an exclusive download (available via WeTransfer) of the Jazz version of the title track ‘Age of Transparency.’
Director Allie Avital, who is responsible for both of the album’s previous videos, claims Age of Transparency’s cover art as her inspiration. She explains; “I caught one of the marble figures eating Thai noodles during lunch and was really moved by how beautiful and somewhat sad that image was. Over the course of the last few months, we [Avital & Ashin] developed this mythology of a dystopian office where the businesspeople have turned to marble, and this mischievous Puck-like character plays amongst them”.
Age of Transparency was self-produced in a small room overlooking a quiet street in Bed- Stuy, Brooklyn, and mixed by Tony Maserati, who has also worked with Beyoncé, Notorious B.I.G. and Lady Gaga.