Twin duo Ibeyi have returned with an original single written and recorded for the independent film How To Stop a Recurring Dream. This is the first new music since their 2017 album, Ash (and they are reportedly working on their third LP right now). The band has a close bond with writer-director Ed Morris after working with him to create a few music videos for their earlier work. Their connection has blossomed into the anchor for his new movie; “Recurring Dream” and the film are both out now. Listen to the track below and find out more about How To Stop a Recurring Dream here.
As sisters, Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz can relate to the main characters of the film: it centers on two sisters facing separation due to a split custody decision after their parents divorce. “Recurring Dream” floats by with imagery of water, facilitating freedom from its depths. The atmospheric anxiety in Ibeyi’s track engulfs them in low melodies, offset by vocals similar to that of Bjork. The song’s dark optimism sets a specific mood for the film where it appears (also supported by other tracks from Ibeyi’s back catalogue); embrace the full picture wherever you rent movies.
by: Zoë Elaine