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Seinabo Sey shares new single ‘Blessed’ w/ B-side ‘Blackstar’

Seinabo Sey returns with her first new music of 2022 – ‘Blessed,’ her new single, and B-side ‘Blackstar.’ With sparse and danceable production by Carli Löf and Simon On The Moon, ‘Blessed’ is imbued with the joys of everyday life and finds Seinabo grateful for the little things. The song was written by her best friend, Isak Alverus, who has written for Agnes, Avicii and Oskar Linnros.

“‘Blessed’ is a bit like ‘Younger’s’ big sister. It has the same feeling but with a different sound,” says Seinabo Sey, referring to her breakthrough single. She adds. “I like the lyrical message – that it is enough to wake up in the morning, get up and be good enough, be loved. You should not have to perform all the time. I have always been pushed to write my own lyrics, which has been great, but at the same time I always wanted to take inspiration from outside.”

She wrote ‘Blackstar,’ taking inspiration from one of her favorite artists, rapper Mos Def. “When I heard the beat, I thought of him and started to freestyle,” Sey says. “I wanted to sound like him – or at least get as close as I could. I learned music by mimicking a lot of other sounds and hip hop is what I listened to the most in my life.”


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