Single Saturdays: Amr Diab-Hadded

Amr Diab has released single from his upcoming album Kol Hayaty entitled “Hadded” (Threatened). The song is about a man whose relationship has ended or is about to because of heartache.

The music is similar to Amr Diab’s records from the late 80s/early 90s such Shawaqna (Our Passion), Matkhafeesh (Don’t Worry), and Habibi (My Love). It also reminds of the classic Arabic music from the Golden Age, called Tarab. The rhythm of Hadded has a combination of a slow and fast speed.

The lyrics have a rich vocabulary and full of raw emotion. The emotions felt in this song are sadness and anger, because of heartbreak, a relatable subject. The structure of the lyrics is similar to a few of Amr Diab’s songs from the 80s and the 90s, such as Habibi, Mestaghreb Leih (Why are you surprised?), Kalimeeny (Speak to Me), Shawaqna (Our Passion), Matkhafeesh (Don’t Worry), and other songs from the late 80s/early 90s. There’s a nostalgic feel to the song, both musically and lyrically. I had to hear to listen to quite a few songs to notice the similarities to other tunes.

Hadded is a song that is the most interesting for Amr Diab because it combines the styles of the old and the new. It is impressive!


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