Ibeyi have announced details of their anticipated second album, now titled Ash.
Released as the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed self-titled debut, the project, which lands on 29th September, is preceded by new single Deathless, along with accompanied video. June’s Away Away will also join Deathless on the new record, alongside a further ten songs.
Meanwhile, Deathless itself, which features Kamasi Washington on sax, focuses on Lisa-Kainde’s wrongful arrest at the age of sixteen. “I was writing Deathless as an anthem for everybody!” Ibeyi’s Lisa says of the coming together of the song “for every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless. I have a huge amount of respect for people who fought for, what I think, are my rights today and if we all sing together ‘we are deathless, ’they will be living through us into a better world.”
Ibeyi will also support Ash with three UK shows later in the autumn – dates, ticket links and the Deathless video all follow below:
18th October – Thekla (Bristol)
19th October – Shoreditch Town Hall (London)
20th October – Band On The Wall (Manchester)
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