FIFA has already released four songs as part of the Qatar World Cup soundtrack, which will start on November 20th.
“Light the Sky” was the fourth song released, which took place in October, and was produced for the worlds. It is performed by four famous singers of Arab culture – the Emirati Balqees, the Moroccan Nora Fatehi and Manal and the Iraqi Rahma Riad.
Listen to the song in the player below.
The song is produced by the cult Moroccan-Swedish producer RedOne, multi-Grammy winner and responsible for some of Lady Gaga’s biggest hits, such as “Poker Face”, “Bad Romance” and “Just Dance”.
The atmosphere of the song celebrates the unprecedented inclusion of female referees in the competition, in the first edition of the tournament in the Middle East. the music clip brings excerpts from images of professional women refereeing in the field.
The Qatar Cup will feature French Stéphanie Frappart, Rwandan Salima Mukansanga and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita.
In addition, Brazil is among the countries involved in the unprecedented female participation, on account of the flag Neuza Back, who will go to the World Cup with assistant referees Karen Díaz Medina, from Mexico, and Kathryn Nesbitt, from the United States.
“This is an inspiring song with roots in the Middle East. It is also fitting that the first female referees of a World Cup participate in this launch that will connect football and music lovers of all ages,” said RedOne, in a press release.
The first official single of the worlds was “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)”, performed by singers Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha, released in April.
The release was accompanied by an official clip [veja abaixo] and the song is now available on major streaming platforms.
The song has influences from R&B and reggae and should be performed this Friday in a rehearsal broadcast by FIFA channels.
The label responsible was Def Jam Recordings, and the production was in charge of RedOne, who has worked with artists such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.
“The World Is Yours to Take” was the third single to be featured on the tournament’s official soundtrack.
American rap phenomenon Lil Baby released the song, which is set against the backdrop of the chorus of Tears For Fears’ iconic hit.
In August, the worlds announced the fourth single. “Arhbo” is performed by Puerto Rican superstar Ozuna and Franco-Congolese rapper Gims, who is the first French-speaking artist to produce and perform a World Cup soundtrack. The music video is on YouTube.
Featuring Puerto Rican multi-platinum superstar Ozuna and Franco-Congolese rapper Gims, who is the first French-speaking artist to produce and perform a World Cup soundtrack
The expression Arhbo is a local slang term in Qatar for “welcome” and comes from the Arabic word “Marhaba”.
The launch embodies the spirit of Qatar, giving a little taste of what to expect when the Cup kicks off this month.
(Posted by Carolina Farias)
Source: CNN Brasil
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