Last month, Neneh Cherry released Blank Project, her first solo album since 1996’s Man. The album, produced by Four Tet, showed a dramatic, bold and dynamic side of the artist — best known in the U.S. for her 1998 hit “Buffalo Stance,” an irrepressible track which is still in heavy rotation on certain iPods (mine, mostly).
Today, via Noisey, she unveiled the album’s first official video for lead single, “Out of the Black”, which features fellow Swedish pop icon Robyn; she hasn’t put out nearly enough music lately, so we’ll take all we can get.
The clip pushes the boundaries visually as dramatically as the track does sonically. Created by artist Dario Vigorito, a.k.a. 241-24-7, the video plays like a cross between Max Headroom, Tapeheads and, perhaps fittingly, the interstitials on the old MTV show Remote Control — filled with dissonant images cut and pasted over each other into an unsettling collage set to an agitated beat.
Watch it up top.