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Ibeyi and Jorja Smith share “Lavender & Red Roses”

Taken from Ibeyi’s forthcoming Spell 31.

March 30, 2022
Ibeyi and Jorja Smith share “Lavender & Red Roses”

Ibeyi have revealed another single from their upcoming album Spell 31. "Lavender & Red Roses" features Jorja Smith and comes with a video in which the Ibeyi twins, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, are joined by Smith playing three sisters on a journey through the desert. Check it out below.

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Spell 31 is out on May 6 via XL Recordings. The album also features recent single "Sister 2 Sister," Pa Salieu collaboration "Made of Gold," plus a cover of Black Flag's "Rise Against."

Speaking in a statement on the song and video, Lisa-Kaindé said: “We knew we wanted to create something with Jorja that would be different from what we’ve done previously that would allow us to connect with the true meaning of the song. When we came across the three sisters of fate from the Greek mythology that personify fate we knew immediately that it would be the right idea."

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"Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos are sisters, one of them creates the thread of fate, the other analyses it and the third one cuts it. “Lavender and Red Roses” is a song about the feeling we all experience when we love someone troubled. It could be a partner, a sibling, a parent, a friend. We wanted to talk about the pain of witnessing a loved one hurting, repeating patterns and getting lost. And how it triggers in us the desire to reach them, hold them tight and wash their troubles away with lavender and red roses. But the truth is you can’t save them, if they pull you into their darkness, you will have to protect yourself, and allow them to find their own strength and light, their own way."

Ibeyi have also confirmed details of three live album launch shows set to take place on May 1 in New York City, May 14 in London, and May 17 in Paris.

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Ibeyi will play:

New York, The Sultan Room (May 1)
London, Hoxton Hall (May 14)
Paris, Lafayette Anticipations (May 17)

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Ibeyi and Jorja Smith share “Lavender & Red Roses”