This new album comes to life in the midst of a rather conservative-oriented international political and hectic social scenario. Sir is, first and foremost, a celebration of love, life and freedom. But it is full of dichotomies since the songs go from joy and celebration to despair and heartbreak. Very aware of – and actually enjoying – the times we live in, Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer have made an album that explore the differences (if any) between public and personal space and intimacy, reflecting on the boundaries that have been reshaped because of social media (as an example, one of the songs contains a real recording of Casey having sex).
But also, Sir raises a voice for those communities who’ve been historically mistreated by people in positions of power – women, Afro-Americans, LGBTQ+, Native Americans, etc. – and celebrates queerness as a political statement against the status quo. After having had an exhibition at Vienna’s Mumok – composed of sound, photography, and film – titled as the album, and also after having performed in New York City, they are now releasing the much-awaited album and planning a world tour for the months to come. And if seeing them live is already good news, here’s a better one: if you’re a dancer, you might end up joining them onstage. How? Read the interview, and you’ll find out.