Blank Project is Neneh Cherry‘s first solo album in 16 years, with RocketNumberNine contributing and Four Tet on production. Of course, she hadn’t been a stranger – don’t forget her excellent work with The Thing. But “Everything” has the mood and colour of a club made of ice collapsing in slow motion, the result of Cherry’s warm soul scatting melting the foundation. She navigates the unsettled surroundings with the fever of that skittering hi-hat, well-equipped with enough charm to lead the moaning metal chaffs and splintering shards of synth chords to happier places.
Neneh Cherry’s Blank Project is out February 25 via Smalltown Supersound. Pre-order here.