Ibeyi


Ibeyi Flood the River

Ibeyi

Musical sisters Ibeyi (pronounced “ee-bey-ee”)showcase the sense for rhythm they inherited from their late father, percussion legend Anga Diaz, on “River,” the flip on their debut AA-sided single Oya / River. While “Oya” was all kinds of spiritual mastership and saw the twins enchant with looped vocals over a very ghostly Richard Russell-production, “River” is the proper pop song (on their own terms). In a way it reminds us of the late Bobby Womack, teasing with those broken drums and perfectly placed cracks, yet Ibeyi breathe a fresh, young wind through it all. They’ve got big shoes to fill, but the pair of this beautiful debut offering certainly ain’t everything but a misstep. The video, directed by Ed Morris, is dedicated to Oshun, the river Goddess and has them performing the song on and below the surface of a river.

 

DNxWILD


text by: Jarri Van der Haegen










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