Polymorphous Swedish singer Neneh Cherry has teamed up with fellow Scandinavians the Thing for a debut LP suitably named The Cherry Thing.
Cherry’s new record continues her tendency, ever since her 1996 Man, to avoid solo recording in favour of collaboration. Deeply influenced by Neneh’s stepfather, free jazz legend Don Cherry, the Thing are a natural choice as a foil for the singer’s talent.
The album promises a raft of appetizing covers, including Madvillain’s “Accordian,” Ornette Coleman’s “What Reason,” the Stooges’ “Dirt” and the intense reworking of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” found below, alongside original compositions penned jointly by Cherry and the Thing’s saxophonist Mats Gustafsson.
The Cherry Thing will be released on June 18 via Smalltown Supersound.