Today sees Seinabo Sey release the video for “Remember ft. Jacob Banks” – LINK HERE.
The video was directed by Sheila Johansson and NewLand and premiered on Dazed. Speaking to Dazed about the song, Seinabo explains, “It’s about wanting to be remembered for all of the good things, and hoping that you can walk out of a relationship – whether it be with myself in time, or with a person – feeling a sense of freedom.” After writing the song herself, Seinabo teamed up with friend and fellow artist Jacob Banks, who transformed the track into a love song.
Seinabo recently announced her new single, “I Owe You Nothing,” and accompanying b-side “Remember ft. Jacob Banks.” Both are now available to buy and stream on all platforms via Virgin Records. This announcement marked 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 (her father’s home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of breathtaking new images which encompass her new direction. In the “I Owe You Nothing” video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colours 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.