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WATCH: Holly Herndon - Home
Laurie Tuffrey , September 16th, 2014 11:19

Brand new track and accompanying video addressing NSA surveillance

Holly Herndon has just unveiled a brand new track, 'Home'. Coming out via Rvng Intl, who put out her album Movement and this year's Chorus EP, as well as putting their name to the 'Call' microsite she launched last week, it comes with a video from Dutch studio Metahaven (who also worked on 'Call's impressive design) - watch that above.

Explaining the track's genesis, Herndon explained: "For my debut album Movement, I communicated an intimacy with my laptop. It is my instrument, memory, and window to most people that I love. It is my Home. The ongoing NSA revelations have fundamentally changed this relationship. I entrusted so much in my device. To learn this intimacy had been compromised felt like a grand betrayal. Is everything done privately on my laptop to be considered a public performance? In 'Home', I address that invisible audience. It is a love song for prying eyes (an agent/a critic), and also a break up song with the devices with which I shared a naive relationship. There is something dramatic, teenage and vulnerable to this sensation - our relationships with these interconnected devices are still so young, so naive."

Herndon plays Incubate this Thursday - have a read of our preview here.

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