Moroccan artist Leil gets on some amapiano in her latest track 3ini. I’ve been following her for awhile and there is a lot of diversity in her music. I don’t tend to hear a lot from North Africa so every artist I get a chance to listen to stands out. Amapiano, like any other type of music, is universal but I still got surprised when I saw it coming from Morocco. Not the style one hears for sure.
There is also a music video tied to the song and there isn’t much going on. You see Leil in some camera shots walking around, but nothing more than that. Leil’s voice is noticeably soft and it just melds so well with the production. I can also say that after a few repeats, 3ini just grows on you. If you are a fan of amapiano, than you can toss this track on the list.
Moroccan artist Rhita Nattah gives an intimate performance with her single Effect of Thoughts. This track I really love the production and the instruments used on the track. Another part that stood out was the video concept of just having a focus on Rhita’s face. So this being a lyric video, one doesn’t have to do crazy things to up the value. Rhita and the team decided mostly that good lighting and her expressions are good enough and this was the right choice.
It’s the lyrical content that really comes off because of how powerful it is. I don’t know if Rhita had someone in mind when she wrote the lyrics, but I’m sure this song relates beyond her world. She’s expressing just being tired of what the world offers and constantly being fed through so many ways. There is this verse during the chorus:
They make you doubt yourself
They want all the power and green
Their kids, not yours have the right to live
But you’re still blinded by the anthem
Those are the types of feelings that everyday people who have been societal victims of their area can understand. This was a well-written and heartfelt delivery from Rhita.
There has been something I have noticed is the blending of Arabic and reggaeton in the tracks I’ve been hearing. This could all be coincidence, but Moroccan artist Leil gives us some in a tri-lingual effort (Arabic, French, English) in her latest song Bye. I love her soft voice just floating over the beat because it gives a contrast over that deep bass from the sound. It produces a nice finished product when you put them together. I hope to hear more from her.