Nigerian/Kenyan musician Seye releases a new track "Bayonet" with an accompanying animated video.
<p>Nigerian/Kenyan electro-fusion artist <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/okayafrica-artists/seye/" target="_blank">Seye</a></strong> has been busy adding his eclectic sensibilities to a range of different projects. He's been on tour with <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/tony-allen-go-back-damon-albarn-film-of-life/" target="_blank">Damon Albarn</a></strong> this summer as the guitarist in Albarn's new live band <strong>The Heavy Seas</strong>. Not to mention last month we premiered "<a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/the-very-best-seye-m1-dead-prez-tough-bond-theme/" target="_blank">Tough Bond Theme</a>," his most recent team effort with <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/the-very-best-2/" target="_blank">The Very Best</a></strong>. The song came from the soundtrack that the frequent collaborators created for the Kenyan glue huffing documentary <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/tough-bond/" target="_blank"><em>Tough Bond</em></a>. Now the multi-instrumentalist is back with "Bayonet," a breezy, spirit-lifting tune. Kicking off with tight harmonized background vocals that jump in and out throughout the track, "Bayonet" features a bouncy bass line, crisp drums and some peppy keyboard action that are all tied together with buttery-smooth vocals coming in from Seye. British graphic designer <strong>Christian Tailor</strong> adds his artistic talents to the project, creating accompanying visuals which play like a neon-filtered lyric video whose animated simplicity emphasizes the uplifting message of the track. Watch the video for Seye's rhythmically-soothing "Bayonet" below.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="12a9393c5b166c35b9289120361528ce"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iZUN6kMS5TI?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p>
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