3-time Grammy Winner, Angélique Kidjo shares video for ‘Once In A Lifetime’

Global pop star and 3-time Grammy winner, Angélique Kidjo, is airing the new video for ‘Once In A Lifetime’, lifted from her forthcoming album release ‘Remain In Light’ (out June 8 via Kravenworks Records), a reinterpretation of the Talking Heads classic album, produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Beyoncé), and featuring contributors including Blood Orange and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. You can watch the new video for ‘Once In Lifetime’ below – with Angélique also performing it live this week on Jimmy Kimmel in the U.S, watch that here.

The forthcoming record is a track-by-track re-imagination of the original, considered to be one of the greatest albums of the ‘80s and deeply influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti’s afrobeat.  With her version of ‘Remain In Light’, Angélique celebrates the genius of Talking Heads, Brian Eno and the touchstones that made the original so revered and injects it with her euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestrations, and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country.  

You can read more about the forthcoming album via Rolling Stone and watch the video for first single, ‘Born Under Punches’ below.

‘Remain In Light’ features appearances by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, Tony Allen, Antibalas Horns, Angélique’s longtime guitarist Dominic James, and Magatte Sow (percussionist for the ‘Black Panther’ film score). Visual artist Kerry James Marshall collaborated on the album artwork.  This spring and summer, Angélique will be touring extensively, including special ‘Remain In Light’ performances in Los Angeles and London (June 8, Royal Festival Hall, London).

 

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