Published Sep 16, 2014While Ibeyi are set to deliver physical copies of their Oya single next Monday (September 22) through XL Recordings, twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are already focused on the future. Up next is a new single called "Mama Says."
Dabbling with low-key jazz piano, ticking electronic programming and Yoruban chanting, the melody unfurls as gently as the sisters' entwined vocals. The track's lyrics, meanwhile, plays out as a tragic tale of loss, with a child driven mad over a maternal figure's pain ("The man is gone, and mama says there is no life without him.")
You'll find the beautiful, but blue moodiness of "Mama Says" down below.