French-Cuban twins Ibeyi announce their second album Ash, a record that tackles subjects as diverse as womanhood, spirituality, activism and racism. Set for release on September 29, Ibeyi share a video for album track ‘Deathless’ directed by Ed Morris. Watch below!
While firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, Ash 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.
Ash was recorded in November 2016 in London with producer Richard Russell at his studio The Copper House. The album features twelve new tracks, including ‘Away Away’ which was released in June, and includes appearances from Kamasi Washington, Mala Rodriguez, Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello. Ash is available for pre-order here.
‘Deathless’, the second track to be debuted from Ash, features Kamasi Washington on saxophone, and was written in the wake of an experience that Lisa-Kaindé had when she was sixteen that involved her being wrongly arrested by French police. “I was writing Deathless as an anthem for everybody!” Lisa-Kaindé says. “For every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless…”
Stream / Download ‘Deathless’: https://ibeyi.lnk.to/deathless