Neneh Cherry enlists Robyn for new version of “Buffalo Stance” ft Dev Hynes & Mapei
Neneh Cherry has released a new version of her iconic 1988 hit "Buffalo Stance" that features Robyn on lead vocals as well as Dev Hynes. It's a slinkier, smoother version than the original -- it's similar to the version she's played live over the last few years -- and she's brought in Swedish American artist Mapei to handle the rap this time.
“I love that I could write an essay with all the things I could say about Robyn and I love that she leaves me speechless at the same time," says Neneh. "Her talent is soulful because she leads with her heart and spirit, she is absolutely there, ever present with honest intensity in her offerings which leave me blubbering with hairs standing erect on my arms and legs, dancing on my own talking to myself with a feeling that everything is going to be alright. The first time I saw Robyn live in Stockholm with my daughter Mabel (then a young struggling teenager) she only said two things that night: 'Hej Stockholm' and in the middle of a song shouted out 'MABEL!' Mabel was so happy I had tears streaming down my cheeks. Robyn gave everything and when she needed a pick-me-up she ate a banana….she stole my heart. I’ve known Robyn for 3 decades, she is my sister, my friend, my family, a creative inspiration. So to have Robyn doing her version of a new life interpretation of ‘Buffalo Stance’ is an absolute honour…and with Dev Hynes and Mapei, this is what dreams are made of!"
Watch the lyric video, and the original "Buffalo Stance" video, below.
Apparently this is the first taste of a Robyn / Neneh Cherry collaborative album that's in the works. Stay tuned for more on that.