Neneh Cherry had us excited for her forthcoming solo LP ever since word surfaced that Four Tet was responsible for the album’s production. The news only got better once it was discovered that Robyn was featured on the track “Out of the Black,” and that track has recently been released, and somehow exceeds the talents of the three contributors. Four Tet’s production is a tailor-made for Cherry’s instantly recognizable vocals, and the song’s rhythmic pulse gives the track a vital jolt. Robyn’s inclusion is not superfluous, as her vocals work wonderfully paired with Cherry. “We just want you to want it, too,” they sing during the chorus. When you put as much energy and effort into a song as the performers do on “Out of the Black,” there’s no doubt it will leave people wanting more.
Blank Project is set for a 24 February release through Smalltown Supersound.