IBEYI Share ‘Me Voy Feat. Mala Rodriguez’ New album Ash out September 29
Today Ibeyi have debuted a music video for ‘Me Voy feat. Mala Rodriguez,’ another song off their forthcoming album Ash, out Friday 29 September via XL Recordings / Remote Control.
‘Me Voy’ is Ibeyi’s first song with lyrics entirely in Spanish, which is not a coincidence since Lisa-Kaindéintended for the song to have a strong feeling of sensuality. For the song Ibeyi tapped two-time Latin GRAMMY® award winning rapper Mala Rodriguez, known for her sensuality provoking lyricism, to add a guest verse to the song which Lisa-Kaindé adds, “We needed to sing in Spanish to set a sensual tone for song. When women feel sensual, not only is it sexy, but really powerful and we set out to convey that in the music video.” The video, directed by MANSON and produced by CANADA, stars Ibeyi and Mala Rodriguez. The song, which sees both Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé on vocals includes Naomi’s signature bata’s interlaced with electronic percussion, is available to stream everywhere.
While Ibeyi’s first, self-titled album (2015) grappled with the past—the sister’s relationship, origins, loss, and roots. It earned them fans and collaborators in some of the most iconic and crucial artists of today, Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey included. By contrast, Ash is a more visceral and potent political statement, and while firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, 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. Ash was recorded in November 2016 in London with producer Richard Russell at his studio The Copper House. The album includes appearances from Kamasi Washington, Mala Rodriguez, Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello. To date the girls have released two songs from the upcoming album “Away Away” and “Deathless feat. Kamasi Washington.”
On September 29, step out of the gloom and into Ibeyi’s world, a place of optimism, openness and acceptance. The modern world never looked so beautiful as it does through Ibeyi’s lens.
Pre-order Ibeyi – Ash via https://ibeyi.lnk.to/ash
Ibeyi – ‘Me Voy Feat. Mala Rodriguez’
Stream / Download via https://ibeyi.lnk.to/MeVoy
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