The great Neneh Cherry’s 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi broke new ground in cosmopolitan rap snarl and helped make M.I.A. possible. She hasn’t released a solo album since 1996′s Man, though she did get an Album Of The Week last year for The Cherry Thing, the covers collection that she did with the Scandinavian jazz group the Thing. Next year, she’ll give us Blank Project, her first solo album in nearly two decades. Four Tet produced the entire thing, and Cherry recorded it with the London jazz-head duo Rocketnumbernine. The album’s title track, which Cherry shared this morning, is a sparse and intense piece of electro-jazz, and it sounds tough as fuck. Listen to it and check out the album’s tracklist below.
01 “Across The Water”
02 “Blank Project”
04 “Spit Three Times”
08 “Out Of The Black” (Feat. Robyn)
Blank Project is out 2/26 on Smalltown Supersound.