The sheer force of the music, coupled with the weight of the EP's profoundly politicized lyrics, propels it well beyond that of a simple protest album.
Paradise is a searing and compelling indictment of our global predicament. These songs smolder and burn like never before, making for an intense and necessarily uncomfortable listening experience.
Paradise may be titled ironically, but it refuses to wallow in cynicism, ending with concern about the state of the world, but hoping that unity will guide us through difficult times.
Paradise challenges its listeners to emotionally engage with their surroundings in hopes that they develop a conscious understanding that there are consequences to our daily conveniences.
ANOHNI has never had trouble flooring us with big feelings. Her challenge now is jolting us to take action.
Paradise is a safe bridge from HOPELESSNESS, where the singer is able to express herself in another wide collection of musical manifestos.
While the assaultive nature of Hopelessness was a bit hard to take for 41 minutes, Paradise makes a stronger impression at only 23, making its blunt but powerfully articulate points and then moving on.