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Watch Seinabo Sey's Beautiful Video About Black Womanhood

We talk to the singer-songwriter about her Gambian-shot video for "Breathe."

Swedish-Gambian singer Seinabo Sey writes pop songs about searching for identity.

She's done so through two impressive EPs and a solid 2015 debut album, Pretend, which earned her a Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop.

Seinabo Sey is now returning with the new single, "Breathe," an orchestral string-backed song about self-love and self-acceptance, which the Swedish-based singer wrote while on a trip to Dakar.

She mentions that she felt at ease in Senegal, but couldn't quite pinpoint why until she realized: "I love it here because I don't have to explain myself to people... I realised that as a black woman, so much of our time is spent explaining obvious things about our culture or ourselves, when she would rather just be."

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Seinabo Sey Reveals The Gambian Influences On Her Debut Album 'Pretend'

Swedish-Gambian singer Seinabo Sey speaks about the dark and personal compositions in her debut album 'Pretend.'