Neneh Cherry – Kong | Music Video


There is an accusatory note in the new video by Neneh Cherry. The Swedish-born singer unveiled the visuals for her single “Kong“, a sharp track about the refugees’ crisis.


Tongue-in-cheek and blunt, Cherry calls out the “goddam guns and guts and history and bitter love” that are tearing apart nations and making us forget what is like to be kind to one another.


The video is a stunning work of art, perfectly set by second-hand director Jenn Nkiru, who served the visuals for The Carters‘”APESHIT” in the Louvre, that focuses on several individuals in their ordinary life.


Cherry herself appears in several shots, the most memorable one a close up on her face while she sings splattered with white paints.


The song has a daunting motif, emphasized by its dub sound and vibrations that help underpin Cherry’s vocal delicacy and the power of her words. The melody, almost completely built on the sound of drums, that pervade everything, retains that old school jazz and reggae flavor that makes the whole cut both compelling and powerful.


“Kong” is a masterfully-created track, from the instrumentation used to Cherry’s expert vocals. Adding up to this are the politically committed verses that makes the single a must heard both musically and lyrically.


Watch the video here:



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