I’ve been getting a few complaints on why I haven’t posted anything in a while, and to answer your questions it’s just because I’ve been in a meh mood. I have lots of things to say, and I know some of you have been waiting for Part III of the sofa-bed thoughts but after I wrote it I realized it was too personal to post up online, so I guess you’ll never know :P.
This post is going to be about music, specifically arabic bands that I’ve recently fallen in love with. I discovered some on my own and some through my friends, but all in all it’s great music. One thing that I really want to discuss with those who are fans of both Jordanian and Lebanese bands is song lyrics. I’m at a phase where all I listen to is specifically arabic hip hop and both Jordanian and Lebanese bands, but what I do notice quite often is that the choice of lyrics is weak. I’m not here to diss any bands specifically, but in general, that’s what I notice. I mean the music is beautiful and what I get out of it is pride! I’m so proud of all our local bands for putting such an effort into their music, because it’s really awesome. The blend of arabic and western is superb and I’m still expecting much more out of my favorite bands. If anyone has any comment on the lyrics part guys, please share your ideas via comments.
1. Mashrou3 Leila
These guys I discovered on my own as they performed in Amman not long ago, but unfortunately my stupid medical schedule got the better of me and I ended up not going. Anyhooters, this one song for mashrou3 leila is one that I simply can’t stop listening to. It’s called “Shemm El Yasmine” and I don’t know what it is about it but I listen to it at least once a day. I’m not kidding, for the past 2 weeks I’ve listened to this song every single day at least once. Here’s a link to their myspace page to enjoy the rest of their music, and here’s a link to their facebook page as well. Now I’m just waiting for my friend in Lebanon to send me the CD when they’re done with it, plus some goodies from good ol’ Liban :D.
Here’s the song for your enjoyment:
Salam is a Jordanian band named after the vocalist Salam Homoud. Winner of the 2008 Jordanian Band Competition. They’ve been on Amman radio stations since 2007 but I’ve never REALLY listened to their music until now. I’m in love with a song called “Latin One”. When you listen to it you’ll know exactly why. Their music is electric and the songs are both in English and Arabic, I prefer their english songs, but what the hell, it’s all good! You can check them out on facebook, and listen to the rest of their songs. If you couldn’t be bothered to click on a link here’s the song I like (this is not on their facebook page btw but if you guys want to download it, click here.)
Now these I met through my friend Zeina, who’s a new blogger and now she owes me for making her blog famous, haha! (marketing 7abeebti!) SoapKills are a lebanese band first created by 2 siblings, Yasmine and Zeid, back in 1998, so yeah they’re quite old. Their music is really sensual and mostly has an arabic feel to it, which is amazing. I don’t know much about them and I don’t want to start quoting stuff off their myspace page, so here it is for you, check it out yourself. Zeina sent me a bunch of their songs because their albums have been long out and probably gone from stores,but if you youtube them you can find many of their songs. The one I like is off the album “Cheftak” and it’s called “Cheftak”. Here it is, enjoy:
4. This totally random song
for “Ziyad Sahhab” but a girl sings it, so I’m confused. Anyway, here’s the song, it’s called “Imt Nseet”, also Lebanese :