Ibeyi – Deathless (feat. Kamasi Washington)

Ibeyi (twin sisters Naomi Díaz and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz) release their forthcoming new album Ash on September 29 via XL Recordings.

Lisa-Kaindé says Deathless, which features Kamasi Washington on saxophone, was inspired by her being wrongly arrested by French police when she was 16. She had this to say about the song in a press release: “I was writing ‘Deathless’ as an anthem for everybody! For every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless. I have a huge amount of respect for people who fought for, what I think, are my rights today and if we all sing together ‘we are deathless,’ they will be living through us into a better world.”

Ash is the follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut. Pre-order here.