Molly Nilsson Announces New LP ‘Un-American Activities’, Airs “Excalibur”

Molly Nilsson Announces New LP 'Un-American Activities', Airs "Excalibur"

Swedish-born Berlin-based synth pop artist Molly Nilsson has announced the released of her 11th Studio album ‘Un-American Activities‘.

To mark the announcement, Nilsson has aired the first single, “Excalibur” and it’s accompanying video. The 10-track record will be out on July 7 via Dark Skies Association / Night School. Pre-order your copy here.

Written and recorded in California at the former home of writer, poet, and early opponent of the National Socialist regime in 1930s Germany, Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta, Un-American Activities is an album of experimentation, genre-mashing, and, above all, Nilsson’s instantly recognizable melodic skill and empathy, it continues the songwriter’s explorations of power, freedom, oppression, and its opposing force, a love unbound.

The record is a love note not only to the artist who was among the very first to be declared an “enemy of the state” by the Nazi regime, but also to both the eternal struggle he fought and the human spirit that pervades all of Nilsson’s best work. It is also a double-pointed poison pen letter: a critique of the new forms of oppression wielded by her temporary adopted country of the USA but also an acknowledgement of the promise it always offers but never fulfils.

While the album finds Nilsson experimenting, creating instinctive music on a first-thought-best-thought basis there are still “classic” Molly moments liberally spread throughout. New single, Excalibur feels like the Molly of old, an absolute star of a chorus refrain smudged with the vaseline of fuzz and hope.

Check out Excalibur below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.

Molly Nilsson ‘Un-American Activities’ Tracklist:
  1. Prologue – Proud Destiny
  2. Excalibur
  3. Palestine
  4. Jackboots Return
  5. Wetcheeks
  6. Naming Names
  7. Red Telephone
  8. The Communist Party
  9. The Beauty Of The Duty (Anxious Punk)
  10. Point Doom