Single Saturdays: Nassif Zeytoun-Sallemi

Syrian Pop Star Nassif Zeytoun has released a new single Sallemi (Say Hello). The story is about, in my interpretation, making peace with your past and live in the moment.

The music is Arabic Pop combined with Dance and Electric music. Fadel Suleiman composed the song Sallemi with an upbeat and cheerful tone. There are two instruments that I notice in this tune: the Kanoun and the guitar. I love the mix of musical genres – East meets West.

Nassif Zeytoun’s voice is distinct and unique. He sounds hopeful and reassuring, giving the listener a lovely feeling. He has a vocal sound of high and low.

The lyrics are romantic with a beautiful metaphorical meaning. For example, Nassif Zeytoun says “Sallemi almady” (say goodbye to the past). Another example is Einy Sallemi (Say Hello to my eyes). It’s about making peace with the past, enjoying the present and welcoming the future. Hayat Esper wrote the inspirational words to Sallemi.  

The single Sallemi is now available. 

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