New Release & Video: Baaba Maal – Lampenda

The wonderful Baaba Maal has just revealed a video for his track Lampenda, which features numerous famous faces including Ted Dwayne (Mumford & Sons), Baio (Vampire Weekend), The Very Best, Sam Smith, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Barbarossa, Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), Daniel Wilsson and many more

The video was shot last summer at BST Hyde Park when Baaba Maal was performing live with Mumford & Sons and directed by Johan from The Very Best

Watch the video below…

Johan from The Very Best says of the video; ‘Me, Baaba and Seye started filming each others mouths in a iphone then holding them up against another persons face a few years ago in Senegal when we where working on Baaba’s album. It was just us having a laugh, messing around in studio. So when we started to talk about doing a video for Lampenda i sugested we do that a bit more properly and just film a bunch of people we hang out with for the next month. so we filmed Baaba’s and my mouth, I had it on my phone wherever I went. Our friend Dave East also had it on his phone and we both filmed a bunch of people that way’

Baaba Maal recently digitally reissued his critically acclaimed album The Traveller, which features additional track There Will Be Time with Mumford & Sons. After releasing The Traveller last year, Baaba Maal went on to record a 5-track EP with Mumford & Sons titled Johannesburg, and appeared with them live at this year’s Latitude Festival