Out now: Ibeyi – Spell 31

Afro-Cuban, French twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, also known as Ibeyi, have released their third-studio-album Spell 31 via XL Recordings. 

On the album, Lisa and Naomi set out to remobilize the power of their birth given destiny as Ibeyi, which has led them on a path to restoration in pursuit of true harmony, healing and magic. Inspired by ‘Spell 31’, taken from The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, the project features 10 tracks, written, produced and recorded by Ibeyi, who beautifully crafted the songs alongside their expert long-term producer Richard Russell (Ash, Ibeyi). Featuring Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu, BERWYN, Ibeyi’s father and mother.

Building on an already paramount anticipation, ‘Rise Above’ follows previous released album singles ‘Lavender & Red Roses’ featuring Jorja Smith, follows in the wake of the beautiful ‘Sister 2 Sister’, and the phenomenal first offering from Spell 31, ‘Made of Gold,’ which features Gambian-British rapper Pa Salieu. “Ibeyi’s Spell 31 is Ibeyi’s boldest offering yet, an antidote to apathy in a divided world,” explains activist and storyteller Janaya Future Khan in an essay on Spell 31Read the full essay here.

Listen / purchase Spell 31 here.

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