You are watching: Am i vital if my heart is idle
by Moses Sumney
from Westcivilization Soundtrack · Season 3 · Episode 3 · The Absence of Field
An important cover by Westworld series composer Ramin Djawadi plays through the final scene of episode 3. The original variation of ‘Doomed’ by Moses Sumney takes over for the end credits. The lyrics narprice the struggle of the organize in Charlotte Hale’s body, “Am I vital, if my heart is idle? Am I doomed? Cradle me so I deserve to watch, If I’m doomed.”
‘Doomed’ was released on June 27, 2017 with Jagjagubattle. The song emotes with ambient synths and also Sumney’s better notes struggling with existential questions about life without love. His voice cracks in the falsetto and also tightens the listener’s chest as if crushed by loneliness. ‘Doomed’ evokes a sense of longing and also desolation.
The main music video for ‘Doomed’ shows Sumney trapped inside a water tank, unable to reach a woman. The visual metaphor pairs via the prodiscovered isolation of this dark and also lingering song.
The American singer-songwriter currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Sumney is of Ghanaian descent and also moved from California to Ghana at the age of 10. He returned to California at 16 years old and later on attended UCLA, wright here he studied creative creating and poetry.
Moses Sumney taught himself to play guitar and started performing when he was twenty years old. He sang on the opening track for Beck’s Song Reader album. In 2014, Sumney released his debut EP, Mid-City Island, a five-song self-recorded EP that was purposefully incomplete and raw. In 2016, Sumney released his next EP, Lamentations, featuring guest artist Thundercat.
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Sumney’s initially full-length album, entitled Aromanticism, was released in September 2017. The New York Times named it one of the best albums of 2017. Songs from the album have been featured on television, consisting of the 2017 single release ‘Doomed’ on the seachild 6 finale of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. His single ‘Quarrel’ appeared on Netflix’s Dear White People and also ‘Plastic’ showed up on HBO’s Insecure.
Moses Sumney’s second studio album, græ will be released in two parts. The initially part was released in February of this year and also the second component is expected in May 2020.