Ibeyi today announce details of their forthcoming debut album. Titled Ibeyi, the album was produced by Richard Russell at his west London Residence La Revolution studio and will be released on February 16th via XL Recordings.
To mark news of the album, Ibeyi have today premiered the video to their new single ‘Mama Says’. The deeply personal and moving video, which features the twins alongside their mother, can be seen right now HERE. It was directed by Ed Morris, who previously directed Ibeyi’s ‘River’ video. Ibeyi recently performed ‘Mama Says’ while making their UK TV debut on Later With Jools Holland.
Ibeyi are 19 year old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins combine modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father’s Yorùbán culture.
The Ibeyi track list is as follows:
1. Eleggua (Intro)
5. Think Of You
6. Behind The Curtain
7. Stranger / Lover
8. Mama Says
13. Ibeyi (Outro)
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