IBEYI New album Ash out now! Share video for ‘I Wanna Be Like You’
Overnight Ibeyi released a music video for ‘I Wanna Be Like You,’ a new song off their album Ash, out today on XL Recordings / Remote Control Records. Lisa-Kaindé wrote the track for Naomi – her twin by nature but opposite in reality. Lisa-Kaindé explains further, “Sometimes I want to be like Naomi. I want her eyes, to feel the rhythm as deeply as she does, to dance like her, to be as wild as she is; sometimes I just want to be her for even just a few seconds.” The video, which stars the twins, was shot in France and directed by Remi Besse and produced by Standard Films. Watch via the image below.
Ash is the follow-up to their globally acclaimed, self-titled debut album (2015) which earned the twins fans and collaborators in some of the most iconic and crucial artists of today including Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey.Ash, a more visceral and potent political statement, is firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history and finds itself entirely concerned with Ibeyi’s present: Who Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi are, what’s important to them, and how they live today, especially given that the spheres, both personally and politically, are entirely different from when Ibeyi was recorded. The twelve track album includes appearances fromKamasi Washington, Mala Rodriguez, Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello. To date the girls have released three songs from Ash: ‘Me Voy feat. Mala Rodriguez,’ ‘Away Away‘ and ‘Deathless feat. Kamasi Washington.’ The album art, included below, was created by French street artist JR.
Ibeyi – Ash via https://ibeyi.lnk.to/ash
Ibeyi – ‘I Wanna Be Like You’
Ibeyi – ‘Me Voy Feat. Mala Rodriguez’
Ibeyi – Ash
1. I Carried This For Years
2. Away Away
3. Deathless feat. Kamasi Washington
4. I Wanna Be Like You
5. No Man Is Big Enough For My Arms
8. Transmission/Michaelion feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
9. Me Voy feat. Mala Rodriguez
10. When Will I Learn feat. Chilly Gonzales