Neneh Cherry, Dev Hynes collaborate on 'He, She, Me'
U.K. fashion retailer Selfridges recently announced an initiative to turn over some of its floor space to a collection of gender-neutral clothing. Agender, as it’s been dubbed, recently got its own anthem in the form of an inspired collaboration between Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes and avant-pop icon Neneh Cherry. The hypnotic “He, She, Me” spices up Hynes’s smooth-edged funk-pop with some of the harsher tones Cherry’s been exploring on her recent recordings.
The song serves as the soundtrack to a promotional video that works both as a statement of Agender’s purpose and sort of a visual catalog of its debut collection. In one seemless shot it follows a beautiful androgynous person through a phantasmagoria of club kids doing voguing-inspired choreography decked out in pieces from forward-looking labels like Comme Des Garcons, Hood by Air, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Nicopanda.