Live Video: Autre Ne Veut

photo by Beth Crook

Although it began as an anonymous solo project, Arthur Ashin’s Autre Ne Veut has emerged as one of the leaders of the current electronic and indie-tinged R&B explosion. Now that the project has evolved into an entity outside of his bedroom, Ashin’s live takes on the songs from Anxiety, his second album under this moniker, are rawer and heavier, but no less tight. With Xambri’s Cristi Jo Zambri performing some compelling backing vocals throughout, Ashin’s is in control of his own voice throughout, but for a voice that was once classically trained, it’s rough and emotively broken. Although the album’s heavy subject matter runs deep throughout these songs, the group performs them with an energy that doesn’t deflate when they get to lyrics like “I’m counting on the idea that you’ll stay alive”. Watch the trio run through three of the album’s cuts below.

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