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Across Follow the Cyborg, Miss Grit pursues the path of a non-human machine, as it moves from its helpless origin to awareness and liberation. At times gentle and sparse, at others volatile and explosive, Follow the Cyborg occupies a sonic world of electronic experimentation and stirring electric guitars. It was recorded mostly in solitude in Sohn’s home studio, with the exception of a few guest collaborators joining: Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Aron Kobayashi Ritch of Momma, and Pearla.

 

Miss Grit’s impetus to conceive an album about the life of a cyborg stems from their own connection to this way of existing. As a mixed-race, non-binary artist, Sohn has always rejected the limits of identity thrust upon them by the outside world, in favour of embracing a more fluid and complex understanding of the self. Hailed by Rolling Stone as an “inventive, incisive singer-songwriter”, their process is introspective, their vision precise. In their exploration of the life of a cyborg, they subtly and overtly refer to films, including Her, Ex Machina, and Ghost in the Shell, as well as essays by Jia Tolentino (from Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion) and Donna Horroway’s A Cyborg Manifesto.

‘Nothing’s Wrong’ follows recent single ‘Lain (Phone Clone)’ the “beguiling and elastic” (Stereogum) single ‘Like You’, with its precise, slowly building electric guitars and bold basslines performed by Zoltan Sindhu, and title-track ‘Follow the Cyborg’, praised by Pitchfork for its “adrenaline high” and “electronic dissonance.”

 

Watch the music video for ‘Lain (Phone Clone)’:

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Following the release of Follow The Cyborg, Miss Grit will play album release shows in New York and Los Angeles and will head to SXSW in March (more details to come).

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