Taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album (that's a mouthful) scheduled for release on 16th February via XL Recordings, this is sister duo Ibeyi with a video-and-track combo, 'Ghosts'.

Speaking about troubling thoughts, memories and inner monologues as eponymous "ghosts", the track follows a twinkling piano line and bounces along to a fragmented traditional Yorùbán-style beat, breaking down about three quarters of the way through with the refrain, "We ain't nothing without love," before launching into a beautifully rich layering of voices. The video, shot in black and white, features ghostly versions of the duo doing their thing.

They've also announced a massive European tour starting today in Groningen (Netherlands), with a few US dates chucked in towards the end for good measure. Check those out below the video.

  • Ibeyi tour dates:
  • 15th January – EuroSonic, Groningen
  • 18th February – Louisiana, Bristol
  • 19th February – Bush Hall, London
  • 21st February – Broadcast, Glasgow
  • 22nd February – Night and Day, Manchester
  • 24th February – Carreau Du Temple, Paris (Sold Out)
  • 25th February – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing
  • 27th February – Le Rocher Du Palmer, Bordeaux
  • 28th February – Le Fuzz’yon, La Roche Sur Yon
  • 2nd March – AB Club, Brussels
  • 3rd March – Le Normandy, St Lo
  • 6th March – Le Transbordeur, Villeurbanne
  • 7th March – EMB, Sannois
  • 17-21st March – SXSW, Austin
  • 24th March – U Street Music Hall, Washington
  • 25th March – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • 26th March – Fairmount Theatre, Montreal
  • 27th March – The Drake, Toronto
  • 29th March – Schubas, Chicago
  • 30th March – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
  • 1st April – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles
  • 2nd April – The Independent, San Francisco
  • 4th April – Mississippi Studios, Portland
  • 5th April – Neumos, Seattle
  • 6th April – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver
  • 9th April – Vondelkerk, Amsterdam
  • 10th April – Motel Mozaïque, Rotterdam
  • 11th April – Rockhal, Luxembourg
  • 16th April – La Gaité Lyrique, Paris
  • 18th April – King George, Cologne
  • 19th April – Prinzenbar, Hamburg
  • 20th April – Grüner Salon, Berlin
  • 22nd April – Le Moods, Zurich
  • 30th April – La Luciole, Alençon
  • 17th April – Les Nuits Botaniques, Brussels