UPDATE: We understand that the player isn’t working for some people. While we can still see it fine, there is a Spotify player available, as well.
2016 may quickly become the Year of the Unexpected Producer. With tracks being put out by the likes of Shaquille O’Neil, and people like Bill Nye beginning to attend music festivals, the dance music circuit has been continually opening its doors to those on the outside. In the latest, and arguably strangest, turn of events, former CIA employee and international anti-government surveillance watchdog Edward Snowden has joined the pool.
After being approached by techno wizard Jean Michel Jarre with the idea, Snowden sat down to craft a six-minute song called “Exit,” a dark and visceral heater complete with jarring tempo changes and live sound clips from his own speeches on free speech and privacy.
Listen to the odd work below, and try to wrap your head around the amount of security and secrecy it must’ve taken for Jarre to set up the collaboration.