Neneh Cherry Taps Four Tet, Robyn and RocketNumberNine For New Solo Album

Neneh Cherry has announced her first proper solo LP since the 1996 album Man. Due out early next year through Smalltown Supersound, the as-yet-untitled effort features Four Tet behind the boards, a special appearance by Robyn, and RocketNumberNine as her backing band. Which sounds like a lot of moving parts, but the record was apparently cut in less than a week.

“It was a liberating experience,” the singer explained in a press release, “Not endlessly trying to fiddle with the music, re-recording hundreds of times. These days it’s easy to create any effect or sound on a computer, it is much harder to get the rawness I think we’ve achieved.”

Cherry released a cover-driven collaboration with the avant-jazz band The Thing through Smalltown Supersound last year. Check out a video from that effort below, as well as Four Tet’s remix of “Dream Baby Dream”…