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Neneh Cherry on Buffalo Stance, family ties and ‘coke’ for radio plays

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The counter-cultural icon contemplates everything from growing up in a commune to walking away from the 80s spotlight and her new album Broken Politics On the train to speak with Neneh Cherry about her fifth album, Broken Politics, I get an email from her publicist. “Just to let you know,” it says, “Neneh’s dad died yesterday.” It is hard to imagine anyone would be in the mood to talk to a journalist after hearing such news. The death of her mother Monica in 2009 floored the musician, something she wrote about on her 2014 album Blank Project (“Since our mother’s gone, it always seems to rain,” she sang on Across the Water); and earlier this year she also lost Judy Blame, the stylist and close friend who was instrumental in her image and helped to create 1989’s iconic Raw Like Sushi cover.
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