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Neneh Cherry's New Music Video Feels Like a 'Black Mirror' Episode

In the clip for "Natural Skin Deep," the Sierra Leonean-Swedish singer presents a striking commentary to society's addiction to technology.

Neneh Cherry is calling us all the way out in her new music video for "Natural Skin Deep." The Sierra Leonean-Swedish singer dropped the visual ahead of announcing two live shows to anticipate in the States this year, Pitchfork reports.

In the music video, we see Cherry sharply dressed in white and black making her way through the ins and outs of Beirut, Lebanon with a camera light posse in tow. The track that stems from her newest project Broken Politics was produced by Four Tet.


The Akinola Davies-directed clip is reminiscent of the eery technology/smartphone themed episodes in the Netflix sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror that show the consequences of experiencing the everyday through our smartphones. But according to Davies, this phenomenon is simply apparent at live concerts.

"There is a lot going on in video truth be told, 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," Davies tells Rolling Stone. "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."

Watch "Natural Skin Deep" below.

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Neneh Cherry is set to perform at Elsewhere in New York City on May 14 and in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bow come Sept. 11.

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Beyoncé's 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album has Just Dropped

After giving us an incredible sneak preview with 'Spirit', all 13 tracks are now available to stream.

The wait is finally over. The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé's "love letter to Africa", is now available to stream. The album features a plethora of African talent including the likes of Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Tekno, Yemi Alade and several other artists.

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Watch the Striking Trailer for 'Farming'—Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Directorial Debut

This is a must-watch.

The trailer for Farming, Nigerian-British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's directorial debut, is here.

"Between the 1960s and the 1980s, thousands of Nigerian children were farmed out to white working class families in the UK," the trailer begins. "This is the true story of just one of them."

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#IStandWithIlhan: Supporters Rally Behind Ilhan Omar Following Racist 'Send Her Back' Chant

"I am here where I belong, at the people's house, and you're just going to have to deal,"—Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

Social media continues to rally behind Representative Ilhan Omar, following a series of racist remarks targeted at her and several other congresswoman of color by President Donald Trump.

The president doubled down on his racist rhetoric during a re-election rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, attendees began chanting "send her back," referring to Omar—echoing anti-imigrant remarks that the president tweeted last week, in which he wrote that four congresswomen of color: Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib should "go back" to where they came from.

This is far from the first time that Omar has been on the receiving end of racist and Islamophobic attacks and referred to as un-American on account of her Somali heritage.

READ: Op-Ed: In Defense of the Black Boogeyman

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