After unprecedented worldwide success on his debut single “Hadal Ahbek,” breakout Jordanian pop phenomenon Issam Alnajjar teams up with Palestinian-Chilean songstress, and the latest Universal Arabic Music artist signing, Elyanna on his new single “Hada Ghareeb”. The single will be featured on Issam’s debut album, Baree? [Innocent in English], set for release on October 1st.
“Hada Ghareeb,” which translates to “Stranger (To Me)” in English, is a bouncy, up-tempo song about having deeper feelings but being afraid of sharing them because of the possibility of ruining the friendship. Issam’s and Elyanna’s voices are undeniable together, as they sing, “I wish you could say it instead. And rid me of my anxieties. I’m scared that if it all comes out, I’d become a stranger to you. A stranger to you.”
On working with Elyanna, Issam says, “I’ve been wanting to work on a song with Elyanna for a long time. And ‘Hada Ghareeb’ is the fruit of friendship, hard work, and the same vision we both share.”
Elyanna chimes in saying, “Issam and I both represent the young generation, and I’m so glad we were able to connect and create a song that people can relate to. With Issam being a very good friend of mine, the whole process of recording and shooting the music video was very fun.”