Ibeyi Explore The End Of A Relationship In 'Stranger / Lover'

French-Cuban twins Ibeyi share the stunning new video for "Stranger / Lover," the latest single from their self-titled debut album.

French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are sharing the new video for "Stranger / Lover," the latest single from their stunning self-titled debut album. The bass and piano-lead song is a meditation about the end of a relationship that sees sisters Naomi & Lisa-Kaindé Díaz proclaiming "Stranger, lover / this day will be our last / come heal in my arms." The accompanying visuals show the twins' faces and hair being dragged, distorted and reshaped by two anonymous hands — a possible representation of how a lover can affect and morph their partner's identity throughout a relationship. Ibeyi are about to embark on a 12-date North American tour, catch them live at one of their stops and watch the new video for "Stranger / Lover" below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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