Following the self-release of his debut cassette EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015's 7", Seeds/Pleas, Sumney has performed around the world alongside forebears like David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and more.
With his 2016 Lamentations EP, the California singer widened the spectrum of his ‘bedroom’ music, incorporating songs that feature more elaborate production and evocative songwriting.
His full debut album Aromanticism is a concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. It seeks to interrogate the social constructions around romance.
The debut includes the devastating, billowing synths of ‘Doomed’, which nearly serves as the album’s thesis statement, as well as new versions of stand-out songs ‘Lonely World’ and ‘Plastic’.