Song of the Day: Liela Moss – Vanishing Lands (feat. Gary Numan)

Liela Moss announced the release of her new album Internal Working Model out 13th January via Bella Union. To celebrate the announcement Moss has shared lead track “Vanishing Shadows” which features a guest appearance from electro-rock innovator Gary Numan whose vocal provides the perfect foil for the groove-driven intensity of Moss’ take on the malign forces that can distract us from our nature. Or as Moss puts it: “Numan’s vocals fly in on the chorus like an alien archangel offering a last chance to consider the state of play.”
“I’m trying to find a way to plug myself into a new community,” says Liela Moss of her third solo album. “I am imagining a tribe, navigating away from our very centralised culture, dismantling it and revising the way I think things work.”
After the haunting My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth (2018) and the dramatic, synth-loaded Who the Power (2020), Internal Working Model bristles with frustration at our disconnected culture but also – crucially – burns with a desire to reconnect: “We see the beneficiaries of the status quo suppress realness and wellbeing by selling you a banal alternative that upholds their agenda. I want to add to the firepower to burn that old house down.” Enjoy the tune!