Video of the Moment #1917: Ibeyi

By on Thursday, 17th September 2015 at 6:00 pm

The impossible talented French/Cuban sister act Ibeyi have a new video out this week for ‘Stranger/Lover’, appearing on their self-titled XL Recordings debut album that dropped back in February, ahead of their triumphant appearances at SXSW 2015.

Okay, so what is this video about? Two hands behind each of the sisters are playing with their hair, and I guess you could say that they’re guiding, changing and moulding each sister, even blinding them when their eyes are covered by the hands or by their hair being in the way. Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think it’s an awesome way of conveying being in a relationship with someone: even if you think you know your lover, there are things that you won’t know and those things make him a stranger, as much of a stranger as someone who is pulling at your hair behind you and you can’t see who it is. Weird video but also strangely hypnotic, like you can’t look away. Watch it below.

Coverage of Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz of Ibeyi on TGTF is here.


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