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Seinabo Sey Gives a Soul-Stirring Acoustic Performance of ‘Younger’

The singer is about to set out on tour with X Ambassadors

Stockholm-based chanteuse Seinabo Sey has always defied boundaries, both geographic — as a child, she frequently moved between her native Sweden and her father’s home country of Gambia — and otherwise. Her debut full-length, Pretend (one of SPIN’s Best Albums of 2015) was released back in October, refusing strict genre-categorizing with a robust amalgamation of glossy R&B, soul-twinged ballads and pop-friendly distortion. Now about to embark on a US tour in support of X Ambassadors, Sey graces us with a new live performance of “Younger.” Though she once performed the song on one of Sweden’s energy-efficient silent buses, this edition finds her in Los Angeles’ Capitol Studios. The no-frills performance gives new light to Sey’s astounding vocals — aided only by a piano, she turns the song into even more of a doleful reflection: “You ain’t getting any younger, are you?”

Check out the performance below.

Seinabo Sey tour dates:
March 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
March 12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
March 13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
March 15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
March 17 – Kansas City, MO @ Power & Light District
March 22 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
March 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
March 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry Hall
March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
March 29 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
March 30 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 1 – Laramie, WY @ University of Wyoming
April 2 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
April 5 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
April 8 – Columbia, MO @ University of Missouri
April 9 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

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