Neneh Cherry has enlisted Robyn and Mapei for a new version of her 1988 song ‘Buffalo Stance’. Devonté Hynes contributes production on the song, which will appear on a “forthcoming collaboration album,” according to a press release. Give it a listen below.
Cherry said of the collaboration in a statement:
I love that I could write an essay with all the things I could say about Robyn and I love that she leaves me speechless at the same time. Her talent is soulful because she leads with her heart and spirit, she is absolutely there, ever present with honest intensity in her offerings which leave me blubbering with hairs standing erect on my arms and legs, dancing on my own talking to myself with a feeling that everything is going to be alright. The first time I saw Robyn live in Stockholm with my daughter Mabel (then a young struggling teenager) she only said two things that night: “Hej Stockholm” and in the middle of a song shouted out “MABEL!” Mabel was so happy I had tears streaming down my cheeks. Robyn gave everything and when she needed a pick-me-up she ate a banana….she stole my heart. I’ve known Robyn for 3 decades, she is my sister, my friend, my family, a creative inspiration. So to have Robyn doing her version of a new life interpretation of ‘Buffalo Stance’ is an absolute honour…and with Dev Hynes and Mapei, this is what dreams are made of!
Cherry’s most recent album, Broken Politics, arrived in 2018.