“Press the button of world peace and wipe out everything but the moon, ” Devendra Banhart sings on his new album, Ma. You would be forgiven for assuming that the current state of the planet has turned Banhart into a nihilist. Thankfully, he’s just exasperated. At 38, the maniacally creative musician, poet and artist is still as inventive as ever; his 10th studio album brings together cheeky folk songs, winsome rock and even loping Japanese country-pop. Banhart says he “let This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Music Issue 20 Bring It on Home: Leon Bridges From bussing tables to playing at the White House in under two years, Leon Bridges has no plans to part ways with his humble beginnings. Arts & Culture Music Issue 21 Variations on Solitude: Glenn Gould Three decades since his death, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s inner life endures with as much legend as his recordings. Arts & Culture Music Issue 22 Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Spalding continues to challenge expectations and classifications—particularly her own. Arts & Culture Issue 22 Breathing Space Acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his new work on the self-inflicted demise of humanity. Arts & Culture Music Rosie Lowe London-based singer Rosie Lowe talks to us about creative recharging, the power of songwriting and the vulnerability inherent in live performance.