Ibeyi & Berwyn Cover Black Flag’s “Rise Above”: Listen

‘Rise Above,’ the opening track from Black Flag’s 1981 debut album Damaged, has been covered many times since its release 41 years ago. It’s been covered by punk bands (Misfits), metal bands (Sepultura), and, somewhat famously, by the noodly indie rock experimentalists Dirty Projectors. And now it has been covered by Ibeyi for their upcoming album Spell 31.
Ibeyi’s ‘Rise Above’ cover, which features a verse from the East London rapper Berwyn, is in keeping with the duo’s jazzy, downtempo, beat-driven approach.