Ibeyi, made up of French-Cuban twin sister duo Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz, are two of XL Recordings‘ newest signees. Back in July, they released “Oya”, their haunting debut which struck a resonant chord with almost anyone who listened. Fast-forward to the present day and we get a cover from Ibeyi just as graceful as anything you’ll hear all year.
Stepping into Jay Electronica’s “Better In Tune With The Infinite“, Ibeyi transform the song from poignant, reflective poetry into an enamoring ballad. With Lisa playing the piano, and Naomi on percussions, the two exude a cool confidence with beautiful vocals over simple instrumentation. In case you missed it, “Oya” has been provided below. For more on Ibeyi, check out there Facebook here.
(Above image via Okay Africa)