“Queen of Sheba” featuring Edy Blu
from Knowledge Shine Bright LP
Official Music Video
The Queen of Sheba was rumored to be one of the most beautiful and powerful women in ancient history when King Solomon married the Abyssinian ruler. Whether this legend is true or not does not matter anymore, as See-I has produced an amazing music video, which captures the essence of this mythic beauty. The track “Queen of Sheba”, released on Fort Knox Recordings, is from See-I’s 2014 album, Knowledge Shine Bright and features local chanteuse Edy Blu on vocals alongside with See-I’s front men Rootz and Zeebo Steele.
Directed by Bryan Eckerson, the music video was shot and produced on various locations throughout the Washington, DC area. Included in the video are scenes of See-I at the Eighteenth Street Lounge, where the band has performed each and every Wednesday night since early 2006. In fact, it was in the now defunct recording studio at the Eighteenth Street Lounge where Eric Hilton and Rob Garza first enlisted Rootz and Zeebo as vocalists when they created the world famous downtempo super groupThievery Corporation.
Edy Blu is no stranger to the See-I massive, having performed with the band as one of the opening singers for several years now, and also recorded the hit track “Queen of Sheba” earlier this year. Edy Blu brings natural style and grace to her vocals on the track and to this luscious music video, which blends nature, reggae and beauty together in an ethereal vibe. See-I has always been a family affair, and Zeebo’s son Salem Steele was the main production force behind this solid track. See-I guitarist Rob Myers (who also plays with Fort Knox Five and Thievery Corporation) design the title and credit graphics for the video. Always important to the See-I massive is the importance of fun and uplifting music, which elevates the listener to a higher level, and this track has an added level of cultural references, as Zeebo says, “It’s the Queen of Sheba from the storybooks…”