Wednesday, December 21
Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Ya Balad (2015)
"... On his third album, Ya Balad, Bachar Mar-Khalifé sings lovelorn songs in Arabic to the homeland that he feels separated from. On this teaser track, Kyrie Eleison, which was originally composed for Hicham Ayouch’s film Fièvres, Mar-Khalifé, who is nicknamed The Saint, implores God to spare humankind: 'Leave us alone!' Describing his struggles with his faith, he says: 'I tick all the boxes for being a believer, but I do not love God.' But despite this, he implores the creator for an end to all religious controversies. - John Doran"
Rhythm & Booze (Video)
YouTube: Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Ya Balad (Full Album)