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Ibeyi connect with Pa Salieu on new song “Made of Gold”

French-Cuban duo Ibeyi return with new music ahead of their third studio album.

November 18, 2021

Ibeyi have returned with new music. "Made of Gold" features Ghanain-British rapper Pa Salieu and comes with a video inspired by Frida Kahlo painting The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me, and Senor Xolotl. Check it out above.

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"Made of Gold" came from sessions for Ibeyi's upcoming third studio album. A press release states that sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz "set out to invoke the ancient teachings of their ancestors to remobilise the power of their birth given destiny" during the making of the album.

In a statement, Lisa-Kaindé said "The first song we produced in the studio was 'Made of Gold.' Whilst we were creating the layers of the backing vocals, we could feel that we were making contact with our ancestors; that what we were recording was calling on the brujas and our ancestors for their ancient knowledge. 'Made of Gold' is about connecting to our ancestors' knowledge, to the truths of the past and the power of the ancient. The line is not broken, nor is it lost. Protected by these spells, our third album will see us conveying our reconnection to that power and channeling that magic into our new music."

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Ibeyi's second album Ash was released in 2017. Check out their FADER cover story from that same year here.

Ibeyi connect with Pa Salieu on new song “Made of Gold”