Neneh Cherry returned last October with her first album in four years, Broken Politics, produced entirely by Four Tet. Today, she’s let loose a new music video for the early single “Natural Skin Deep”. The Swedish musician has also announced a handful of US tour dates in support of her LP.
The new clip was directed by rising artist and socio-political filmmaker Akinola Davies, who previously worked on Blood Orange’s standout visual for “Charcoal Baby”. Filmed in Beirut, it touches on themes of materialism, technology, and more, as Davies explained in a statement:
“Much of my work is community centric, be it global or local community. It’s important that we all see ourselves reflected in art. Equally it’s about whether our relationship with materialism is making us more apathetic to what’s going on around us?
I went to see Neneh play at Village Underground and everyone whipped out their phones to film her, so much so I got asked by this guy to move because I was in the way of his phone. Seemed quite ironic that the world is right here in front of us, really 360 degree drama. Instead of communicating through screens maybe we’re all consuming it through screens.”
As for Cherry’s new US dates, they consist of two shows in New York City and Los Angeles. The concerts are part of a larger itinerary that also includes a stint in Europe and festivals like Spain’s Primavera Sound and Roskilde Festival in Denmark.
Check out the video below, followed by Cherry’s full tour schedule.
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Neneh Cherry 2019 Tour Dates:
02/12 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds University
02/13 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
02/14 – London, UK @ The Roundhous
02/16 – Dublin, IE @ The Acadey
02/17 – Bristol, SWX
02/19 – Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria Club
02/20 – Berlin, DE @ Astra Kulturhaus
02/22 – Warsaw, PL @ NIEBO
02/23 – Bratislava, SK @ Majestic Music Club
02/27 – Lombardy, IT @ Circolo Magnolia
02/28 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
03/02 – Brussels, BE @ Ballroom
03/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
03/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
05/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
05/30-06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/06-08 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound
06/29-07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
09/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/18 – Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival