Toronto’s Madisyn Whajne is a member of the Whitefish River First Nation, and “Killing Desire” with its surging, chiming retro-charm is taken from her brand-new LP Save Our Hearts. You can buy digital and vinyl editions of it now from her Bandcamp page.
The song is spectacular, its history deep, the cause important. Written by foundational Armenian composer and musicologist Komitas, “Krunk” is a memory that takes flight, and this version by Zola Jesus rings with a longing understood, but just beyond reach. You can buy it from Bandcamp, and she will donate proceeds from it to The Armenia Fund, who in turn will provide humanitarian assistance to those in Artsakh who need it.