Swedish up and coming favourite, Seinabo Sey, returned this past week with her first release since 2015 debut album, Pretend. The singer returned with her unique Swedish Afro-pop inspired brand of R&B, releasing 2 singles. Lead single, I Owe You Nothing is a defiant anthem for self-confidence and living fearlessly. With a thumping beat and a striking melody, I Owe You Nothing is the kind of track you turn on when it’s time to o hard in the gym (yeah, that kinda vibe).
Accompanied by a powerful, visually striking video filmed in her father’s home country, Gambia, Sey shows off the heritage she often pays homage to in her music. “I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that”, Sey says of the song in a press release. Her decision, for the first time ever, to take over creative direction for the accompanying visuals, a marker for how important that message is to her.
The B side track, Remember, is a more reflective, offering with a feature from British Soul powerhouse, Jacob Banks. The double single release is apparently, a preview for more music to come in 2018. There’s always a seat at our table for music from Seinabo Sey, so we can’t wait for the new tunes to hit.
In the meantime, watch the I Owe You Nothing video below and be sure to give Remember a listen on your streaming platform too.
Mood: The Music We Couldn’t Stop Playing in March ’18
The new Rnb music playlist for March 2018’s best releases
March came round and really turned on the tap on dope musical releases in Soul music. Much (and deservedly) hyped was the return of the Swedish-Gambian Soul pop officianado, Seinabo Sey. Sey returned with a double-single release that unveiled two sides of the powerhouse singer-songwriter.
Speaking of powerhouses, you have to check out the vocals on Black & Gold where London up-and-comer, Malika, follows up her ’90s-… Songs About C EP with her most powerful vocal performance yet.
We also got a sublime slice of Neo-Soul goodness from Cleo Sol whose making all kinds of waves. Her COLORS Studio show has racked up over 450,000 YouTube views in just over 2 weeks and continues to pick up pace. Earlier in the month, she released a 4-track EP, Winter Songs.Winter Songs is a must-hear if you like the sound of a 2018 re-invention of Erykah Badu and Sade.