Robyn & Mapei Take Up Neneh Cherry's 'Buffalo Stance'

Photo Credit: Neneh Cherry/YouTube

The year was 1989 and a young Swedish artist named Neneh Cherry was taking over the charts with her single "Buffalo Stance," which had been officially released the previous November. More than 30 years later, the song's impact is still felt (and it's still known to rock a party). Neneh is set to celebrate her career later this year with collaborations project and she's introducing it with a cover of her signature track featuring fellow Swedes Robyn and Mapei.

This new take on the track — which is produced by Dev Hynes — slows the groove of the song, with echo-y guitar melding with synth and a simple drum pattern. Outside of that, Robyn stays faithful to the original's vocal, creating a smooth vibe to groove to. Mapei, meanwhile, takes on the rapping duties, embodying Neneh's bold and brash attitude with her delivery.

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The song's music video makes just as bold a statement as the cover. Rather than feature the artists, the clip showcases members of the LGBTQ+ community, including Pose star Indya Moore, as they strut their stuff and live in their truths unabashedly. It's a moment of inclusivity that is refreshing and fits completely with Neneh's trailblazing brand.

Neneh Cherry hasn't provided a title or release date for her upcoming collaboration project, but it is rumored to be arriving later this year. Get into Robyn and Mapei's cover of "Buffalo Stance" and watch the beautiful Indya Moore and friends serving fierce looks and personal freedom in the song's video below.

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