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Ibeyi Cover Jay Electronica's 'Better In Tune With The Infinite' + Fall Tour Dates

Watch Ibeyi cover Jay Electronica's "Better In Tune With The Infinite" and catch them on their fall tour.


XL Recordings' new French-Cuban duo Ibeyi  follow their recent soul-wrenching single "Mama Says" with an acoustic cover of Jay Electronica’s "Better In Tune With The Infinite." Their soulful interpretation, a one-take live recording that took place during their debut album's recording sessions, displays the Yoruba doom soul sisters' now distinctive sonic palette — a sublime combination of piano, voice, cajón and batas. The Paris-based twins have also just announced a series of live tour dates in October and November, which will include a batch of European show and Ibeyi’s first trip to the U.S., with performances scheduled in New York City on November 18 and Los Angeles on November 20. Watch Ibeyi's live cover of Jay Electronica and see their full fall tour dates below.

IBEYI EUROPEAN & U.S. FALL TOUR DATES

October 7th La Cigale, Paris, France (supporting Asa)

October 23rd Courtyard Theatre, London, UK

October 30th JazzOnze, Lausanne, Switzerland (Free Show)

October 31st Kasern, Bale, Croatia

November 3rd Hostess Weekender Festival, Tokyo, Japan

November 7th Salle Daniel Ferry, Nanterre, France (with Sandra Nkake)

November 10th Astra, Berlin (supporting Chet Faker), Germany

November 12th Les Inrocks Festival (supporting Damon Albarn), Paris, France (SOLD OUT)

November 13th Vondelkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 18th Joe’s Pub, New York, USA

November 20th Hotel Café, Los Angeles, USA

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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