London-based soulful heavy-psych trio VŌDŪN – Oya (vocals), Ogoun (drums) and Marassa (guitar) – unleash the perfect video (by Triple A Films) for their vividly intense ‘Mawu’, a glorious Afro-futuristic rock bliss.
Charismatic singer Oya (aka Chantal Brown) comments: “Mawu is the beginning, the life giver, the Moon. The great and equal Goddess to The God, Lisa. The creator of this world, the passion of fertility, and a grower of life and beauty. If you split yourself open, you would see that she lives within us all.”
‘Mawu’ is taken from their debut album, ‘Possession’- mixed by Brit-nominated Tom Dalgety – out March 25th on Riff Rock Records.The 11-track album is a voodoo-fuelled, afro-tinged trip through history…”The music is made to represent how we see Vodun and understand its beautiful, complicated and powerful history,” – Oya explains – “Exploring how Possession itself might feel in its binding and opening of the soul, we’ve taken our view of the world and married it with how the Spirits, Gods and Goddesses might entangle themselves in our own lives. The movement of the music is us bearing our souls, reflecting how something that has been demonised for so long can actually be something to wholly embrace.”
Minos Army is another strong track from the forthcoming album.
Tour Dates (co-headline w/ Limb)
2 Manchester, Rebellion
3 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
6 Coventry, The Arches
7 London, The Lexington (Vodun Album launch gig)
8 Bristol, The Exchange
9 Oxford, The Wheatsheaf