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Ibeyi detail new record Ash and drop Kamasi Washington collab "Deathless"

31 August 2017, 15:11 | Written by Laurence Day

French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are back with the mesmerising "Deathless", a collaboration with Kamasi Washington from their upcoming second record Ash.

The track comes a few months after summer stunner "Away Away", and comes with a video by Ed Morris. It was written years ago, just after the band's Lisa-Kaindé Diaz was wrongly arrested by French police.

"I was writing 'Deathless' as an anthem for everybody!" Diaz says. "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'."

Ash was recorded with producer and label boss Richard Russell at his Copper House studio, with Washington, Mala Rodriguez, Chilly Gonzales, and Meshell Ndegeocello all serving as guests.

Ash tracklist:

  1. I Carried This For Years
  2. Away Away
  3. Deathless (ft. Kamasi Washington)
  4. I Wanna Be Like You
  5. No Man Is Big Enough For My Arms
  6. Valé
  7. Waves
  8. Transmission/Michaelion (ft. Meshell Ndegeocello)
  9. Me Voy (ft. Mala Rodriguez)
  10. When Will I Learn (ft. Chilly Gonzales)
  11. Numb
  12. Ash
Ash is out 29 September via XL Recordings.
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