Seun Kuti‘s back with a banger.
Nigeria’s afrobeat torchbearer is sharing a new music video for “Gimme My Vote Back,” the first video from his new Struggle Sounds EP with Egypt 80.
“Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)” is a politically-charged track that speaks about the inefficiency of government and politicians—C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department.
“Every few years politicians come. They come from the left and come from the right,” Seun sings in the new single. “They come with them party and their media. With their same lies and promises… they come with their politics of hate and them take and divide us.”
It’s a poignant message that could work for the current political situation in Nigeria, as well as this insane American presidential election.
“More than ever we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music,” Seun mentions about his new release. “The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born.”
Watch our premiere of the new music video for “Gimme My Vote Back” above and and purchase Struggle Sounds here.
The new EP was co-produced by Robert Glasper, who also helped produce Seun’s last album A Long Way To The Beginning.