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.

KearraK ,

The girls are back!

The girls first album was so amazing I couldn’t wait for album two. Though, I was expecting a little more. Some of the songs sounded like repeat of past songs, or could have been better. Although, Away Away, Deathless, Valé are my favorites. No Man Is Big Enough for My Arms is the perfect feminist song. Waves was simple but cute. Transmission/Michaelion was very soothing. I can’t wait for future projects!

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