The word is out. Neneh Cherry is back with some new music.
Yes that’s the same Neneh you might remember from the classics Buffalo Stance and Seven Seconds. Let’s do Seven Seconds this time as we did Buffalo Stance last time around.
Yes that’s Neneh as in “I took my Virgin royalties and helped fund my friends from Bristol called the Wild Bunch .. and that was Blue Lines by Massive Attack”.
And yep that’s Neneh as in I started in Rip Rig & Panic and so making a free jazz record (The Cherry Thing) with Norwegian Art-Jazzers The Thing makes perfect sense. As does covering The Stooges, Suicide and MF Doom for the record. Well, all that made sense anyway as her step-dad Don was one of the greatest names in avant-garde jazz & here’s Neneh and the Thing doing a Don Tribute (which is basically The Thing album live)
Anyway THAT Neneh went and made a record called The Blank Project with some electronic genius type people led by Kieran “Four Tet” Hedben and also including the RocketNumberNine (Ben & Tom Page) team. Which is back to some kind of commercial.
You can hear her talk about it to BBCs Jo Whiley HERE
And listen below to “Out Of The Black” her collab with equally good “alternative” pop star Robyn.
It’s still very edgy. So make you mind up yourself.
But our world seems happier with her back.