Neneh Cherry – The Versions (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:40 minutes | 439 MB | Genre: Pop, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © EMI
In April 2022, Neneh Cherry’s new project titled “The Versions” was released. This is a collaborative album of cover versions from her extensive catalog, performed by some of the most exciting and respected artists of our time.
“The Versions” is a 10-track album featuring Neneh Cherry’s hits by artists who have a personal connection to the artist and her music. Sia expresses her love for Neneh and her family by saying, “Neneh was my favorite artist when she came on the scene.”
On April 28, Neneh Cherry announces a new project titled “The Versions.” This is a collaborative album of cover versions from her extensive catalog, recorded by some of the most exciting and respected artists of our time.
“The Versions” is a 10-track album featuring Neneh Cherry’s hits by artists who have a personal connection to the artist and her music. Sia expresses her love for Neneh and her family by saying, “Neneh was my favorite artist when she came on the scene.” In addition to SIA, artists such as Robyn, Greentea Peng and ANOHNI also participated.
Society’s collective memory is short, but Neneh Cherry has undoubtedly left her mark on an entire generation. She grew up listening to world pop, surrounded by the eclectic mix of influences that flooded the music of the early 1990s. The Swedish singer-songwriter practically wrote the rulebook on combining hazy melodies with dry electronic sounds, and she now embodies the sound of a bygone era for many people. On The Versions, her friends and fellow musicians (including Seinabo Sey, Sia, Jamilia Woods and Honey Dijon) cover her greatest hits. Woman, released in 1996, is one of them, and it’s covered here by American singer Anohni. This hit in particular makes the album’s concept crystal clear: female artists only. This new release gives Neneh’s songs a more poppy sound, providing an exciting modern twist whilst simultaneously remaining faithful to the originals and retaining the time period’s distinctive features (scratches, synthetic layers…). The Versions is a superb tribute to the talented writer of Buffalo Stance (which is covered here by Mapei and Robyn and was released as a single to announce the new album). This successful record is a nice reminder of the impact Neneh Cherry has had on contemporary pop. – Brice Miclet
1-01. Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance (feat. Robyn & Mapei) (05:07)
1-02. Neneh Cherry – Manchild (feat. Sia) (03:17)
1-03. Neneh Cherry – Woman (feat. ANOHNI) (05:04)
1-04. Neneh Cherry – Buddy X (feat. Greentea Peng) (02:46)
1-05. Neneh Cherry – Kootchi (feat. Jamila Woods) (03:29)
1-06. Neneh Cherry – Sassy (feat. Tyson) (03:48)
1-07. Neneh Cherry – Heart (feat. Sudan Archives) (03:41)
1-08. Neneh Cherry – Kisses on the Wind (feat. Seinabo Sey) (03:15)
1-09. Neneh Cherry – Manchild (feat. Kelsey Lu) (03:35)
1-10. Neneh Cherry – Buddy X (Honey Dijon Remix) (06:32)