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SEINABO SEY RELEASES NEW TRACK + VIDEO “BREATHE”

Today, Seinabo Sey released the video for her defiant new track “Breathe” – WATCH HERE.

“Breathe” is a bold anthem drenched in quivering strings and a choir’s layered harmonies. Seinabo wrote its central message about self-love and self-acceptance while on an impromptu solo trip to Dakar, Senegal in early 2017. Feeling content, she found herself “sitting there, thinking about why I really enjoyed being there. I love it here because I don’t have to explain myself to people… I realised that as a black woman, so much of our time is spent explaining obvious things about our culture or ourselves, when she would rather just be.”

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia to film music videos and shoot a plethora of new images which encompass her new direction. In the “I Owe You Nothing” video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colors of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains “I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.”

Listen to/Share “Breathe” HERE

The “Breathe” video was shot in Seinabo’s father’s home country of Gambia and directed by Sheila Johansson and NewLand. It features Seinabo, three of her childhood friends and their daughters.

In addition to “Breathe,” Seinabo recently released her new single, “I Owe You Nothing,” and accompanying b-side “Remember ft. Jacob Banks.” All three tracks are now available to buy and stream on all platforms via Virgin Records. These tracks mark Seinabo’s first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015.

Listen to/Share “I Owe You Nothing” and “Remember” HERE

The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues about which she has been vocal on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia to film music videos and shoot a plethora of new images which encompass her new direction. In the “I Owe You Nothing” video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colors of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains “I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.”

Seinabo rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album Pretend, which TIME magazine called “One of the Year’s Best Debut Albums” and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. Certified Gold in Sweden, Pretend earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop award the following year.

The boundary-blurring artist has topped the HypeMachine chart five times and racked up more than 400 million global Spotify streams to date, including at least 250 million for the album’s lead single, “Younger.” Kygo’s remix of “Younger” climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Seinabo spent three years touring the globe in support of the album, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice. She has played festivals such as Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde. Her television performances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Later… with Jools Holland.”

Seinabo will be releasing more music this year and will perform at Stockholm’s 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday, October 5.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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