For the first of this week’s exclusives, we bring you this radio-friendly slice of pop-rock from Arab-American artist Emad Alaeddin
This week’s Monday exclusive is the brand new single from Emad Alaeddin, an Arab-American artist whose family comes from Jordan, but who is based in Los Angeles. All My Lovin’ is the first single taken from Alaeddin’s forthcoming long-player, Love, Loss, And The In-Between.
Alaeddin had some initial success in the late 00s, when he was featured in Rolling Stone and became the first Arab-American nominee at the Los Angeles Music Awards. Sadly, problems in the family business forced a return to Jordan, and music had to go on hold for a little while. But now he’s back in LA and ready for the next chapter, having successfully crowdfunded the recording of a debut album that has songs sung in both Arabic and English, and that, we’re told, “blends Western instruments with subtle vocal stylings reminiscent of the Middle East”.
He says of All My Lovin’: “This song was written in the US in 2002 when I was at the very start of my music career. The memory I have of this song was presenting it for a song submission request by a major label. Because they had passed on it, I put the song away, feeling a little dejected. But 14 years later, while narrowing down the song list for this album, it popped back in my head as if digging through an old drawer. Although the melody and music is the same, the lyrics are completely revamped to fit the theme of the album, which starts out with the inception of a new love. I’m glad the song has found its rightful home at last.”
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