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Watch Robyn and Neneh Cherry’s retro video for ‘Buffalo Stance’

The pair's new version of Cherry's 1988 track came out last month

By Will Richards

A still from Robyn and Neneh Cherry's new 'Buffalo Stance' video
Robyn and Neneh Cherry's new 'Buffalo Stance' video. (Photo: Press)

Robyn and Neneh Cherry have shared an official video for their new version of Cherry’s hit ‘Buffalo Stance’.

Last month, the pair shared the new version of the 1988 track, featuring Mapei and featuring production from Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. Cherry revealed upon the announcement that the track was from a “new project” that she will be “able to talk about soon”.

“It feels strange to be doing this with everything going on in the world right now but… I am still so honoured & excited to announce that my incredible friend Robyn has covered ‘Buffalo Stance’ with Mapei & Dev Hynes for a beautiful new version!” Cherry wrote to announce the song, telling fans she was “truly touched” to have Robyn work on her song.

The official video for the track features model and ‘Pose’ star Indya Moore and was directed by India Sleem. Watch it below.

“The imprint Neneh Cherry’s voice made on my ten year old brain has stayed with me ever since I heard Buffalo Stance for the first time,” Robyn said. “How she repeated “no money man… can win my love” and the riff at the end of the song stuck with me and has informed many songs I’ve written since then.

“The husky low tones and the high frequency power in her voice, revealing truths about what it is like to be a girl without excuses, were intensely inspiring. It was 1989 and me and my friend spent most of our summer holiday playing cards and listening to Raw Like Sushi. Even though I didn’t understand all the words, I knew Neneh was on my side.”

She added: “So as one of my first true heroes, when Neneh asked me if I wanted to work with Dev Hynes and cover Buffalo Stance for this album, you can imagine how extremely honoured I felt. My ten year old mind would have been completely blown and that’s still how I feel about Neneh and this powerful song, it’s timeless and still relevant. And I’m excited and pleased I got to interpret such a classic in collaboration with Dev Hynes and Mapei, who I both admire so much as well.”

Late last year, Robyn teamed up with Swedish duo Smile – Björn Yttling from Peter, Björn and John and Joakim Åhlund of Teddybears and Caesars – for an upbeat but emotive new song, ‘Call My Name’.