Ibeyi feat. Mala Rodriguez - Me Voy
Watch the brand new video for the track taken from the forthcoming Ibeyi album "Ash", released September 29 on XL Recordings.
Ibeyi have debuted a music video for "Me Voy" featuring acclaimed Spanish rapper Mala Rodriguez, another song off their forthcoming album "Ash", out September 29th on XL Recordings. "Me Voy" is Ibeyi’s first song with lyrics entirely in Spanish. For the song Ibeyi invited two-time Latin GRAMMY® award winning rapper Mala Rodriguez, known for her sensuality and provoking lyricism, to add a guest verse.
"English, Spanish and Yoruba inspire us to write different kinds of music and lyrics," says Naomi. “We needed to sing in Spanish to set a sensual tone for this song. When women feel sensual, not only is it sexy, but also powerful,” adds Lisa-Kaindé. 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 and includes Naomi’s signature bata’s interlaced with electronic percussion, is now available to stream everywhere.
Watch "Me Voy" feat. Mala Rodriguez - check the video here!
Ibeyi premiered their new video with the comment below:
“We had so much fun making this video with La Mala – Me Voy is our first song in Spanish and we can’t imagine a better collaborator to share it with – we hope you like it! Directed by MANSON
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.”
To celebrate the release of Ash, Ibeyi will set out on a global tour this October. Kicking off on September 30 in France, the tour will extend across continents ending on November 19 in North America. Ibeyi’s live performance is mesmerizing and not to be missed and as Los Angeles’ KCRW explained, “there is a remarkable power to what they do.”
On the September 29th, 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.
Ibeyi is a French-Cuban musical duo consisting of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz. The duo sings in English, French and Yoruba, a Nigerian language their ancestors spoke before being brought to Cuba by the Spanish to be made slaves in the 1700s. Though Lisa's is the lead voice, Naomi plays traditional Peruvian/Cuban percussion instruments cajón and Batá drum, while Lisa also plays piano. In the Yoruba language, Ibeyi (Ìbejì) translates as "twins".
Ibeyi 2017 tour dates:
9/30 Sannois, FR EMB
10/4 Feyzin, FR L’Épicerie Moderne
10/5 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/6 Lille, FR L’aéronef
10/11 Rennes, FR L’Étage
10/12 Nantes, FR Stéréolux
10/18 Bristol, UK Thekla
10/19 London, UK Shoreditch Town Hall
10/20 Manchester, UK Band On The Wall
10/28 Miami, FL North Beach Bandshell *
10/30 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
11/1 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club *
11/4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
11/5 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel *
11/6 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre *
11/7 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall *
11/9 Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
11/10 Chicago, IL Red Bull Sound Select at Metro
11/11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café *
11/14 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre *
11/15 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom *
11/16 Portland, OR Revolution Hall *
11/18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *
11/19 Los Angeles, CA Theatre at the Ace Hotel *
11/24 Paris, FR Casino de Paris (Festival Inrocks)
12/2 Cologne, DE Club Bahnhof Ehernfeld
12/3 Berlin, DE Lido
12/4 Hamburg, DE Knust
12/5 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Noord
12/7 Leuven, BE Het Depot
*theMIND will open as support on all North American dates