Ibeyi are back with their beautiful music video for ‘Transmission/Michaelion’ which was directed by Jamie-James Medina and Fons Schiedon, premiered via Lenny Letter here. Watch below!
The song is the masterful centerpiece of the twins sophomore album Ash and features Meshell Ndegeocello on bass, a sample from the audiobook ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ by Claudia Rankine plus an excerpt from The Diary of Frida Kahlo read by the twins mother Maya Dagnino.
Lisa-Kaindé explains, “This song is the heat of our album. Transmitting is one of the reasons why we write songs.” In honour of that sentiment, the music video for the song carries the viewer through the fabled story of the Tree of Ténéré.
Stream / purchase Ash: https://ibeyi.lnk.to/ash