Edward Snowden — Yes, That Edward Snowden — Releases Techno Song With Jean-Michel Jarre

HONG KONG - 2013: In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Ya boi Edward Snowden is now an electronic artist. The whistleblower who leaked information about the National Surveillance Agency’s classified domestic spying program recorded a song with Jean-Michel Jarre for his upcoming LP, Electronica Volume II: The Heart Of Noise.

Though Snowden told The Guardian that he’s “always appreciated electronic music,” he didn’t do the heavy lifting on the production for the track, “Exit.” Instead he just provided a spoken-word voiceover about surveillance and privacy. Still, he’s a fan. “The melodies I remember with the most fondness are from video games, with a kind of generated 8-bit music,” he said. “And those kinds of chiptunes have really made a resurgence in modern musical culture today.” Jarre’s album comes out on May 6, but you can listen to Snowden’s fire contribution below.


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