Angel-Ho, a South African artist, is known as one of the founders of Non Worldwide alongside Chino Amobi and Nkisi. She describes this record as her "debut proper," and "a line in the sand," and explains that it's one of "emancipation and trans identity." The intent of the title and the drive of the lyrics are a way of "killing the old self, and expressing a poetic way of assuming a new identity," "assuming rather than transforming because transformation feels as if something is being left behind, when in fact my identity is in assuming my trans goddess." Inspiration comes from Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, Björk, and Kanye West.
The album features a cast of collaborators including French producer Nunu, South African producer Baby Caramel, Asmara Maroof from Nguzunguzu, Bon, and Gaika.
Hyperdub explains that "this ambitious, artful, and sometimes radical album of neo-pop pushes the pop framework even further, often teetering on the brink of vertiginous chaos and dissonance, whilst slowly revealing its depth and grandeur once you settle into its sound world."
The album will follow Lee Gamble's recently announced In A Paraventral Scale on Hyperdub.
03. Like A Girl feat. K Rizz
05. Muse To You
06. Good Friday Daddy feat Queezy
12. Baby Tee feat K-$
13. Like That.mp3
Death Becomes Her LP will land on March 1, with "Like A Girl" feat. K Rizz streaming below.