Sometimes you just have to roll with the selections of the Random Jukebox, and today it picked the second hit from the Swedish-born Neneh Cherry, the follow-up to Buffalo Stance no less.
A No. 5 hit in June 1989, it‘s a still-sparkling gem, and that‘s despite my watching the video at Joanne Povey‘s house in Heelands and her declaring “I hate songs like this.“
But that‘s Mabel‘s momma, dear.
A beautifully sung hip hop ballad, its evocative fusion of gorgeous strings, silky soul and foxy beats now sound both a serene hors d‘oeuvre for Massive Attack‘s masterful Blue Lines debut (on which Cherry was to collaborate), and as bewitching as ever in their own right.