IBEYI SHARE NEW SONG “AWAY AWAY”
“Away Away” single art
Watch A Video For “Away Away” HERE via The FADER
European Tour Dates Announced
Image by: Amber Mahoney
Friday, June 9, 2017 – Today Ibeyi have released a new song titled “Away Away.” The FADER have premiered a video for the track that stars the twins, watch it HERE. “Away Away” pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that Ibeyi have become so widely recognized for. The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba and London, explain that the song is about “looking out onto the world’s craziness, which is symbolized by the sirens heard in the track, and wondering if the promises of a better world will be made true?” Culminating with a Yoruba chant for the Orisha Aggayu (the ferryman-like god who provides strength), the songs upbeat tempo carries the listener away with Ibeyi on their pursuit of affirming a better world.
Ibeyi have announced they will tour Europe this fall (list of dates below). Praised for a mesmerizing live performance that combines a mixture of ancient and modern music, the tour will start in their home country of France this September; you will not want to miss them live. The OC Weekly raved of Ibeyi’s show saying it is, “an immersion; it was passionate, and pure and gripping in all the ways you never expect music to be anymore.” Meanwhile, Noisey exclaimed, “it’s tough to tear your eyes from the live performance.”
In a recent cover story for The FADER titled “Ibeyi’s Home” the twins traveled to Cuba to retrace their Afro-Cuban roots. The cover story touched on Ibeyi’s sophomore album, which sees the twins working again with producer/XL head Richard Russell and includes appearances from Kamasi Washington, Chilly Gonzales, La Mala Rodriguez and Meshell Ndegeocello. Read the full story HERE.
Ibeyi is 22-year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Since the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album in February 2015, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. At the end of 2016 the adoration of their debut album revealed itself through requests for the twins to perform at the Chanel Cruise 2016/17 fashion show in Cuba, an appearance in Beyoncé’s video for Lemonade, and Mauro Bigonzetti’s ‘Deep,’ a performance choreographed to music by Ibeyi for Alvin Ailey’s Dance Theatre.
Ibeyi 2017 European tour dates:
30 EMB – Sannois (FR)
04 L’Épicerie Moderne – Feyzin (FR)
05 La Laiterie – Strasbourg (FR)
06 L’aéronef – Lille (FR)
11 L’Étage – Rennes (FR)
12 Stéréolux – Nantes (FR)
18 Thekla – Bristol (UK)
19 Shoreditch Town Hall – London (UK)
20 Band On The Wall – Manchester (UK)
02 Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld – Cologne (DE)
03 Lido – Berlin (DE)
04 Knust – Hamburg (DE)
05 Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam (NL)
07 Het Depot – Leuven (BE)