Ahead of the release of their third studio album ‘Spell 31’ on 6th May via XL Recordings, Ibeyi are sharing their latest single ‘Rise Above’ featuring BERWYN.
“We read the lyrics and we immediately felt their relevance to how we felt about the world in its current state,” Lisa-Kaindé Díaz says. “We got to work on the melody and had the full song done in 5 minutes. Jorja Smith heard the track and told us we had to get BERWYN on the song. We had him by the studio to listen to the full album. I left to make tea, upon returning to the studio BERWYN had already written his verse for ‘Rise Above,’ before he had even finished listening to the album. We knew we had something special, what a gift!”
Check it out below.
See Ibeyi live at the following dates:
15 LOS ANGELES, The Ford
16 SAN DIEGO, Music Box
17 SAN FRANCISCO, The Regency Ballroom
19 PORTLAND, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
20 VANCOUVER, Vogue Theatre
21 SEATTLE, Neptune Theatre
24 MINNEAPOLIS, Varsity Theater
25 CHICAGO, Thalia Hall
27 TORONTO, Danforth Music Hall
28 MONTREAL, Corona Theatre
30 BOSTON, Paradise Rock Club
01 NEW YORK, Brooklyn Steel2 WASHINGTON DC, 9:30 Club
04 PHILADELPHIA, Union Transfer
05 CHAPEL HILL, Cat’s Cradle
06 ATLANTA, Terminal West
12 MIAMI, North Beach Bandshell
04 LORIENT, Festival Les Indisciplinées
05 LE MANS, BEBOP Festival
06 STRASBOURG, La Laiterie
09 BERLIN, Metropol
10 HAMBURG, Uebel & Gefahrlich
14 LONDON, Koko
15 LILLE, L’Aéronef
22 AMSTERDAM, Melkweg
24 BARCELONA, Sala Apolo
25 RAMONVILLE SAINT-AGNE, Le Bikini
26 NIMES, Paloma
30 CENON, Le Rocher de Palmer
01 RENNES, L'Antipode
02 NANTES, Stereolux
06 BRUXELLES, Ancienne Belgique
08 CLERMONT-FERRAND, La Coopérative de Mai
26 GRENOBLE, La Belle Electrique
27 NANCY, L’Autre Canal
02 ROUEN, Le 106
03 PARIS, Olympia
It follows the duo’s third album ‘Spell 31’.
Ibeyi - Spell 31
Exploring identities past and present playfully, and with immediacy.
It’s the latest preview of Ibeyi’s upcoming album ‘Spell 31’.
The Paris festival takes place in June.