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Robyn and Mapei unite on Dev Hynes-produced rework of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance"

03 March 2022, 11:37 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Robyn and Mapei have delivered their version of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance", which is produced by Dev Hynes.

Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance" was originally released in 1988, and today (3 March) Robyn and Mapei have unveiled their version of the track, which also features production from Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange.

"I love that I could write an essay with all the things I could say about Robyn and I love that she leaves me speechless at the same time," Neneh Cherry explains. "Her talent is soulful because she leads with her heart and spirit, she is absolutely there, ever present with honest intensity in her offerings which leave me blubbering with hairs standing erect on my arms and legs, dancing on my own talking to myself with a feeling that everything is going to be alright. The first time I saw Robyn live in Stockholm with my daughter Mabel (then a young struggling teenager) she only said two things that night: "Hej Stockholm" and in the middle of a song shouted out "MABEL!" Mabel was so happy I had tears streaming down my cheeks. Robyn gave everything and when she needed a pick-me-up she ate a banana….she stole my heart. I’ve known Robyn for three decades, she is my sister, my friend, my family, a creative inspiration. So to have Robyn doing her version of a new life interpretation of "Buffalo Stance" is an absolute honour…and with Dev Hynes and Mapei, this is what dreams are made of!"

According to a press release, Robyn and Mapei's cover of "Buffalo Stance" is the first outing from a collaboration album due out later this year.

Robyn and Mapei's version of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance" is out now.
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