Kong

Album: Broken Politics (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • Neneh Cherry sings about "love forsaken, risks worth taking" in this song, which was inspired by a global refugee crisis.

    "'Kong' is an attempt at putting to words the ever-growing disaster that is the displaced people of this world," she posted on Twitter. "The lyrics are trying to be personal and remembering the things that are easy to forget. The ordinary everyday lives, everyday loves, family, home left behind in deep pain trying to save life. Looking at the maps of Europe and the great West with all its promise of possibility... the lands that created all the misery in first place."
  • If you pick up a Massive Attack vibe on this track, that's owed to 3D, a member of that group who produced it along with Cherry's longtime collaborator Four Tet.
  • The video was directed by Jenn Nkiru, who shot the scenes in the Louvre for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's "Apes--t."
  • This was Cherry's first release since 2015, when she teamed up with Dev Hynes for the single "He, She, We."

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