Published Jun 23, 2014Recent XL signees ibeyi will deliver their first single for the label later this summer, but are unveiling some of the spectral sounds ahead of time via a woodsy video for "Oya."
Initially scored by a series of minimalist, moody vocal harmonies and devotional lines to the titular Yoruban mythology figure, the black and white video traverses a forest landscape full of fallen, translucent trunks. As the knocking of textured drum patterns lurch themselves into the mix, we see the equally see-through, arboreal image of ibeyi's Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. You'll find the spirited video down below.
ibeyi's "Oya"/"River" single arrives later this summer, while a press release adds that a full-length is in the works.