Neneh Cherry has finally announced her brand new album Broken Politics, produced by the electronic music genius Four Tet.
Introducing her first single “Shot Gun Shack“, Cherry admits getting this expression during the funeral of the late jazz prodigy Ornette Coleman.
She reveals that the song is about gun culture and tragedies that violence brings along. On her fifth solo album, Cherry also sings about abortion, refugees, and conspiracy, without getting too heavy-handed, allowing her voice to spread softness and sweet intimacy: “It’s my politics, living in the slow jam.”
Broken Politics is Cherry’s second album produced by Four Tet´s Kieran Hebden. While their last collaboration was more direct and brittle, this is much softer. Thanks to the use of instruments like the kora, harp, and flute, Neneh Cherry’s typical smoothness gets the attention she deserves.
Cherry’s new album arrived via Smalltown Supersound/ Awal Recordings, and it’s available for purchase at Bandcamp: