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Rock n’ Roll Resurrected in New Aikk Video ‘Tourist’

Aikk returns home as he tries to revive Egypt’s rock and roll spirit.

Ahmed Khalaf

With streams of thought and waves of emotion appearing to be a primary source of inspiration shaping his sound and vision, Alexandria-born rock artist Aikk Yasser shows his soft side in the new music video for ‘Tourist’.

In 2018, Aikk released his self-titled debut EP AIKK, in which he encapsulated the falling apart of a relationship with his partner. The four-track EP began with a high note and bold guitar riffs complementing his soft vocals, before ‘Ro’at Al Hawa’ saw him sing in Arabic and introduce a new dynamic to his work.

Two years later, AIKK released an 11-track album From Both Sides of the Atlantic, in which he laments struggles and debts owed to previous lovers. The album frames his perspective from a range of angles and is garnished by smooth melodies, rich vocals, yet maintains a strictly rock and roll core.

In his latest release, Hatem El-Chaiti produces a beat which locks in with Aikk’s vocal tones and textures, with eye-catching visuals in a video shot by Zena Abdelbaky and featuring Egyptian singer Lella Fadda.While his live-band members exhibit their own rockstar personas during in-the-flesh Cairo performances, Aikk successfully emits rock-era energy as he strives to revive Egypt’s rock and roll spirit.