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Watch The Beautifully Dark Video For Seinabo Sey's 'Pistols At Dawn'

Swedish singer/songwriter Seinabo Sey shares the official music video for her song "Pistols At Dawn" off her 'Madeleine' EP.


"Surely we must be more than love on the run" croons Swedish/Gambian singer & songwriter Seinabo Sey in "Pistols At Dawn," the battle cry-like third single off her new Madeleine EP. In the song's stark yet alluring video, two red-garbed accomplices trek through a vast forest as a masked gunman chases after them, effectively bringing Sey's statement into thrilling, and ultimately shocking, life. Directed by Christian Larson, the video literalizes "Pistols At Dawn" while it elegantly retains the song's ambiguous and mysterious aura. The 6-track Madeleineout now on Universal, also features Sey's previous hits "Younger" (which Spoek Mathambo remixed) and "Hard Time." Watch the music video for "Pistols At Dawn" below.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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