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New Lella Fadda Track ‘Akher Ayam El Madina’ is Full of Spook and Soul

Foxes, motorcycles and ‘Ben 10’ are among the unusual sounds used by producer, Ahmed Elian, to build a melancholic and dramatic new single from Lella Fadda.

Ahmed Khalaf

Quickly emerging as an unpredictable artist whose hold of the craft belies her young years, Lella Fadda continues to show a versatility rarely found in Egypt, with the release of her latest single, ‘Akher Ayam El Madina’.

A collaboration between Fadda and longtime friend and producer, Ahmed Elian, the track is a short but memorable few minutes into a world of dark experimental pop. We say experimental because Elian uses a range of unusual sounds to build the track, including fox sounds, motorcycles revving and even a sample from Ben 10. It all feeds into a brooding sonic ensemble driven by smooth piano chords and euphonious guitar riffs. It provides the perfect backdrop for Fadda’s melancholic lyrics, which while vague and open-to-interpretation, are dripping in a sense of abandon - a feeling reflected in a unique video directed by Zena Abdelbaky.

At some point in the track, all sounds cease, before exploding into a new energy thanks to an almost trap-inspired beat that sees Elian buckle up and go for one hell of a ride.