Okayafrica Video: Ibeyi Casts A Spell In Their New Video For "Stranger/Lover"
The sisters Ibeyi have returned with a brand new video, this time offering up visuals for the mesmerizing tortured romance track “Stranger/Lover” off their self-titled debut album. Our good cousins at Okayafrica were quick to report on the clip, and gave it a pitch-perfect assessment:
The bass and piano-lead song is a meditation about the end of a relationship that sees sisters Naomi & Lisa-Kaindé Díaz proclaiming “Stranger, lover / this day will be our last / come heal in my arms.” The accompanying visuals show the twins’ faces and hair being dragged, distorted and reshaped by two anonymous hands — a possible representation of how a lover can affect and morph their partner’s identity throughout a relationship.
Check out Ibeyi’s current North American tour schedule below and watch the video in full over at Okayafrica.
Ibeyi 2015 Tour Dates:
Sept. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
Sept. 19 – Oakdale, CA – Symbiosis Gathering
Sept. 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Sept. 23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Sept. 24 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Sept. 26 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Sept. 28 – Saxapahaw,NC – The Haw River Ballroom
Sept. 30 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Oct. 2 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Oct. 3 – Boston, MA – Royale
Oct. 4 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre