Autre Ne Veut: Panic Room

From his upcoming album Age of Transparency, Autre Ne Veut (aka Arthur Ashin) shares “Panic Room.” The most arresting part of the song is Ashin’s now-signature, almost-polished-but-not-quite vocals, revealing the vulnerable and emotional—rather than letting slick production cover it all up. These feelings are also conveyed in the unconventional music video for “Panic Room”: it’s simply Ashin himself gutsily singing a cappella in front of a panel of three judges, who ultimately reject his (literally) bare-it-all “audition.”