Ibeyi team up with Jorja Smith on new single 'Lavender And Red Roses'

With their highly-anticipated new album arriving early next month, Ibeyi have now returned to deliver the next cut to be taken from their forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Lavender And Red Roses' sees them link up with Jorja Smith for the release, and follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Sister 2 Sister' and 'Made Of Gold' ft. Pa Salieu in previewing their new LP 'Spell 31', which is out on the 6th May via XL Recordings.

Speaking about the new song and video, the duo's 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. 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.”

Check out the new Lucrecia Toarmina-directed visuals for 'Lavender And Red Roses' in the player below.

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