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After four years, Swedish icon Neneh Cherry is ready to reel fans back in with some fresh material co-produced by Four Tet and 3D. Given the magnitude of this return, Cherry worked with the best in the business—the single artwork was created by Turner Prize-winning photographer Wolfgang Tillmans and the accompanying visual is directed by Jenn Nkiru, who recently contributed to Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s phenomenal “APESHIT” video in addition to creating visuals for Kamasi Washington’s latest album Heaven and Earth.

The slow-burning neo-soul ballad is a powerful protest anthem that challenges listeners to venture outside of their minds and examine how their actions directly affect the rest of the world. The music video is an extension of this universal vision, showcasing a gorgeous assortment of black bodies from different generations and shades. Cherry previously collaborated with Four Tet on her 2014 album Blank Project. In 2015, she connected with Dev Hynes on the agender-inspired song “He, She, Me” for a Selfridges campaign.

During the dormant years that Cherry has spent mostly off the grid, her 22-year-old daughter Mabel McVey has casually broken into the spotlight as a promising R&B singer. Following the 2017 release of her Ivy To Roses mixtape, Mabel has worked with a variety of buzzy artists on the rise including Stefflon Don, RAYE and Snakehips. Her most recent bop “Ring Ring” is a spicy collaboration with Jax Jones and Rich The Kid.

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Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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