Moroccan American artist ABIR teams up with fellow Arab powerhouse Wafia and GRAMMY Award-winning BEAM for a new spin on “Searching.” The single is available to stream now HERE and dropped alongside an official video. Fresh off BEAM’s recent collaboration on Justin Bieber’s Justice, the artist-producer spins the track with his iconic and unforgettable hip-hop production while Wafia, known for her breakout track with Louis The Child “Better Not,” lends her airy and alluring vocals to ABIR’s yearning track. “Searching” was originally released on ABIR’s 2020 sophomore EP HEAT, which has over 4.1 million global streams to date and was created in partnership with 2x GRAMMY Award-nominee producer Mick Schultz.
“The concept behind the lyrics is about understanding life is a journey through how we fall, rise, and learn through it all. A never-ending venture to find peace and harmony,” notes ABIR. “I was introduced to BEAM when I was working on my last project HEAT. We wrote the last record on the project together called “Last Lap” and always talked about doing something together. He is such a beast and I was excited to have him jump on. Same with Wafia. Seeing another Arab woman in Pop music gives me the butterflies. Her voice is like silk and I love the texture of all of our voices on “Searching.””
“It was such a pleasure to finally work with ABIR for this remix,” Wafia shared. “She’s someone I’ve admired for both her voice and values for so long and to finally do making something together is an honor!”
In HEAT, ABIR brought forth her brand of Arab-Pop, bridging her two worlds for reasons that extend far beyond simply music. Created in partnership with 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominee Mick Schultz (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson), the EP is rich with lavish string work, complex rhythms, and commanding melodies, often sculpted with traditional North African instruments. Songs like “Inferno” are gorgeously textured and expertly spotlight the artist’s intensely personal songcraft. “Yallah” features a uniquely powerful visual that showcases the artist’s hypnotic vocal presence. Most recently, ABIR brought “Yacht” to life in its luxurious visual directed by Shahana Khan.
ABIR’s official Yallah merchandise is now available for purchase. Please visit the website for additional details, AbirMerch.Lnk.To/Store.