Poem). As hectic as the stylistic detours may sound on paper, Remy and mixer / co-producer Steve Chahley will a consistent aesthetic into being, however multi-dimensional. With a voice as assured and engaged as Remys, track to track, one sees that genre-partisanship, in the contemporary music landscape, represents an irrelevantly conservative approach. The artist is intent on liberation both sonically and lyrically. Poem features dark meditations reflecting charged atmospheres that directly precede and follow acts of violence. Many of the songs are character studies of women grappling with power; how to gain and exert it spiritually, as well as desperate strategies to mitigate its infliction. In Pearly Gates a woman ingeniously decides to seduce St. Peter to assure heavenly entrance, to mixed effect, while in Incidental Boogie, a battered woman muses ironically that her partners abuse leaves so little physical evidence she can continue to show up at her job. Almost all of Remys lyrics seem to interrogate notions of morality, and the universal consequence of its deferment. As has so long been suggested in the artists work, action and inaction both have broad civic consequences. There is no escaping that the personal is entrenched in a political dimension and an acknowledgement of that may be the only liberator. In an era of heightened turmoil, artists contend with a crossroads decision on cultural content, and how we engage with it as individuals. There is no shortage of media that lends distraction and offers a balm of comforting fantasy. For those, on the other hand, craving a thoughtful and probing inquiry into the iniquity of power, In A Poem Unlimited poses a substantial question; can you dance while you think?
- Start:April 15, 2018
- End:April 15, 2018
- Where:Union Stage, 740 Water Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20024
- Event Type: Concerts & Music
- Ticket Price:N/A