Anohni is one of the stars to grace the cover of Dazed’s spring/summer issue. In an in-depth interview, the singer discusses her boycott of the Oscars, publicly embracing the name ‘Anohni’, how to use music to confront the problems in the world, and what subculture means today. She also looks back on her 25-year-long career and history in New York’s club scene, discussing how these things made her the person she is today.
Here, Anohni expands on that theme, selecting a handful of songs that have influenced both her music and her worldview. The selections range from Nina Simone’s heartrending “Everything Must Change” to Eddie Cochran’s nostalgic ballad “I Remember”, to Meng & Ecker’s transgressive synth-punk song “Golden Showers”.