12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the introspective reflections of 2015 debut Ibeyi, twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz set their focus on the volatile political landscape. The spare, percussive “Away Away” clings to the hope of a better tomorrow with an uplifting, hymnal hook before Kamasi Washington’s saxophone underscores a gripping mood of defiance on “Deathless,” an account of wrongful arrest. However, “No Man Is Big Enough for My Arms” best encapsulates the album’s blend of bold expression and entrancing, experimental R&B, striking at misogyny with a fierce punch wrapped inside a velvet glove of beautiful harmonies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the introspective reflections of 2015 debut Ibeyi, twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz set their focus on the volatile political landscape. The spare, percussive “Away Away” clings to the hope of a better tomorrow with an uplifting, hymnal hook before Kamasi Washington’s saxophone underscores a gripping mood of defiance on “Deathless,” an account of wrongful arrest. However, “No Man Is Big Enough for My Arms” best encapsulates the album’s blend of bold expression and entrancing, experimental R&B, striking at misogyny with a fierce punch wrapped inside a velvet glove of beautiful harmonies.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Pluteski ,

Valé ... so good

Valé is stunningly beautiful

iJoanee.88 ,

A combination of natural nationalisms

Just saw them on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. No matter who the guests are, this show features unique musical talents. Had to buy this. Twins locked in spirit and soul make music like no one else can.

bellasydney ,

Unique

Ibeyi is incedibly unique and unlike anyone else, organic, refreshing and pure. Album 1 was stunning. Album 2, "Ash", continues the journey, responding to the world of today, thru their beautiful voices and harmonies. Would love to attend a concert one day. These girls are very special.

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