After almost two and a half years the Swedish power voice Seinabo Sey returns to Berlin for an exclusive concert in Germany. After her successful debut „Pretend“, which was released by Universal in October 2015, she will be playing her new singles Good In You / Breathe / I Owe You Nothing / Remember for the first time in November. The new album I’m A Dream (Sept. 7th / Universal) shows a clear development of the Swedish singer both lyrically and musically. To her new album Sey says, „This time around it felt really important to make the story that I’m telling directly, and very, personal. And every song represents a part of my life from the past year and a bit, more so than with „Pretend“.“
Her single „Breathe“ has it all – the musician was born the daughter of a famous West African singer and a Swedish woman in Södermalm. Despite her academic ambitions, the talented Soulpop singer pursued her musical dream and enjoyed a classical vocal education in Stockholm. Not always life there was easy for her – in her country of birth, the Swedish singer often felt like an outsider. This is the artist’s theme in „Breathe“: „Have you ever felt like an outsider in your own homeland? If so, you know what I want to say with my song. Remember: You are not alone. Whatever you do, don’t forget to breathe!“ For the accompanying video, Seinabo Sey took it to Gambia – her father’s country of birth. In about one and a half minutes the artist sets a sign for tolerance – discriminating standards of beauty have no place and thus show everyone who has to do with problems of this kind: You are not alone.
Honest, profound lyrics suit Seinabo Sey best, and so she proves her talent as a singer-songwriter on „I Owe You Nothing“. The feminist power anthem was created during an improvised session in the studio. Here the singer got the beat on her ears in the recording studio and let her thoughts run free: „I don’t owe you anything – no smiles, no fuss.“
„Remember“ on the other hand shows another side of the Swedish artist. Together with the British singer-songwriter Jacob Banks, Sey strikes calmer, warm gospel tones. The video, inspired by the Oscar-winning film „Moonlight“, was shot in Gambia just like „Breathe“. The lyrics reflect a conversation between the artist and her own ego: instead of being liked, Seinabo Sey wants to be remembered by people.
In November, Sweden’s power voice will be coming to Germany for a single club show. A woman, a voice, a feeling that you shouldn’t miss it under any circumstances. Reprint free of charge!