As we look forward to the dawn of a new decade, the rise of women creators in the music world is accelerating. It’s no secret that women have typically been underrepresented so far, but with chart-topping artists like REZZ, Alison Wonderland, Tokimonsta and more dominating releases and tours, it’s no surprise that more space is being created for female artists to flourish.
Huxley Anne, the visionary behind a powerfully unique and daring style of electronic music, is emblematic of this rise and has now made her visual creative debut with the release of the video for her song “Fury.” The first track on her recently released Figs EP, the ethereally haunting tune sets the tone for her four-track project and is a deeply raw, unforgettable cut.
Featuring three goddess-like women in a surreal forest, the video follows their evocative movements as the ritual-like cadence of the song progresses. A fourth woman, the only one with no mask, is seemingly shown the secrets of the forest before ultimately being consumed by it.
The three masked women seem to parallel the three Furies of Greek mythology; Allecto (“Unceasing in Anger,”) Tisiphone (“Avenger of Murder,”) and Megaera (“Jealous.”) In mythology, they are spirits of the underworld, associated with the earth’s fertility, and often rise to earth to pursue the wicked. In Sophocles’ writing, they are known as the daughters of Darkness and of Gaea. As they emerge from the dark forest, it is impossible to know what is real and what is fantasy as the vision evolves.
Fresh off the acclaim of the Figs EP, Huxley Anne is pressing forward with her creations and performances. Her vaunted collaborative project with Tsuruda, Paint, continues to evolve, as the two artists performed a set at Space Jesus‘ Moon.Beach in August. Huxley Anne herself will also be playing some supporting slots on the Alchemy Tour as fall begins.