Second Single (2023)
As a queer person, I have come to realise that putting on a mask is usually harmful and that stepping away from certain people and discussions is crucial to preserve my mental health.
"Some People" was my way of writing about the inability of many people to mirror themselves and reason with less formulaic ways of living. This inability leads to counter-arguments born of religious beliefs, fear (of the self and of change), and lack of exposure, used to deflect and diminish the other.”
Some people turn away from the need to question and reflect. Therefore, the search for reasoning always outweighs the feelings of those who are judged. This song is about making peace with this war, which can often mean being complicit or perceived as such. Agon says that in the end ‘Some People’ is about “recharging, regaining control and being strong in my fragility”.
“Glitter Guns is an inner dialogue on how apathy can take over in the face of overwhelming prejudice and discrimination when change seems next to impossible.
In the end, it all boils down to accountability and a deafening sense of guilt, trying to move towards change and wanting to do better.”
LIVE ACOUSTIC SET
St Paul's Shadwell Church
Set of 5 songs in their acoustic versions
Piano: Katherine Gillham + Cello: Meg Ella Brookes
Filmed, recorded and mixed by JMNI, 2021.
MANU DELAGO - A Step
feat. Agon Branza
EartH Hackney, London, 2019
Conducted by Alex Palmer
Arranged by Manu Delago
Sound by Cherif Hashizume
FOR ALL THE SAD ROBOTS
Live @ Queen Elizabeth Hall
Comissioned by and performed with London Contemporary Voices, 2019.
AS A PRODUCER
A selection of released songs from artists produced and mixed by Agon Branza. Includes Heren Wolf, Faultress, Ana de Llor, Steinsdotter, Turtle Mountain, Liv Ellen and others.