Robyn – “Buffalo Stance” (Neneh Cherry Cover)
One Swedish icon is reimagining a hit by another Swedish icon, as Neneh Cherry has tapped Robyn to cover her 1988 club-rap banger “Buffalo Stance.” Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes contributes production and Swedish-American pop singer Mapei helps out with the rap. Says Neneh Cherry:
I love that I could write an essay with all the things I could say about Robyn and I love that she leaves me speechless at the same time. Her talent is soulful because she leads with her heart and spirit, she is absolutely there, ever present with honest intensity in her offerings which leave me blubbering with hairs standing erect on my arms and legs, dancing on my own talking to myself with a feeling that everything is going to be alright. The first time I saw Robyn live in Stockholm with my daughter Mabel (then a young struggling teenager) she only said two things that night: “Hej Stockholm” and in the middle of a song shouted out “MABEL!” Mabel was so happy I had tears streaming down my cheeks. Robyn gave everything and when she needed a pick-me-up she ate a banana….she stole my heart. I’ve known Robyn for 3 decades, she is my sister, my friend, my family, a creative inspiration. So to have Robyn doing her version of a new life interpretation of “Buffalo Stance” is an absolute honour…and with Dev Hynes and Mapei, this is what dreams are made of!
According to a press release, Robyn’s version of “Buffalo Stance” is the first release from a Neneh Cherry “collaboration album” out later this year. Listen to it below.