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Amr Diab – “We Redeit”: The first glimpse of a new album

19 November 2012 22 Comments
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DJs such as David Guetta have undoubtedly played an instrumental role in bringing dance music into the mainstream through a string of high-profile collaborations with pop and rap artists. The mainstream visibility of dance music is not limited solely to the charts in the top pop music markets but has also extended to nightclubs that have traditionally catered to the “typical” club-goers. There is a very fine line that divides “danceable pop” (something the music of the 80s and early 90s was famous for) from “dance music”  – which is a highly beat-driven genre underscored by a sound manufactured by DJs such as David Guetta and Paul Oakenfold. The detractors of dance music criticize it for its homogeneity and predictable and sometimes monotonous sound. Dance music aficionados are more likely to defend this argument by saying that the rest of the music listeners simply “don’t get it”. Regardless of who is right, dance music is here to stay at least for a while and is starting to define what the mainstream considers as being both current and relevant. This trend has forced many veteran artists to fit their music into the sometimes confining boundaries of dance music’s standard template. Based on Amr Diab’s latest single “We Redeit”, it is obvious that he is one of the veteran artists that believes that he needs to adopt this musical template in order to sound current and modern.

Amr Diab is blessed with a voice and looks that have made him a “poster-boy” for the Arab World for decades. More importantly, he is among those select few male artists that has defied biology and maintained a  youthful look despite being in his early 50s. The positive aspect to that is that he is not a victim of the rampant ageism that most pop stars are undoubtedly prone to as they approach the age of 40. He has successfully nurtured an audience that spans multiple generations and multiple continents – a monumental achievement for a pop star that does NOT sing in English. But one cannot help but think that he is increasingly aiming to please the younger end of his fanbase. In doing so, he is starting to slowly drift away from the winning musical template that made him an international star in the early 2000s. Instead of a Latin beat-influenced “danceable pop” style embellished with the sweet sound of the Spanish guitar, Amr Diab appears to be consciously moving towards house-flavored “dance music” territory. There were some initial signs of this move on his “Wayah” album (released in July 2009). He flirted more with this style on his “Banadeek Talaa” album. A single listen of “We Redeit” would suggest that Amr Diab is continuing in the same vein of the lead singles of his last two albums. Many of Diab’s die-hard fans will probably welcome this. Yet, when the song opens with a generic pulsating beat with no dramatic intro-worthy musical embellishments, one cannot help but think that the song is a bit of a rehash of older tracks such as “Wayah”, “Banadeek Talaa”, and “Aslaha Bitifrek”. That being said, “We Redeit” is superior to all three songs.

“We Redeit” retains some (if not all) of the elements that make Amr Diab’s music great. Diab has maintained his musical partnership with producer Adel Hakki. Diab’s smooth vocals drift gently over the synthesized beats that drive the song. The beats do not overpower the vocals. The harmony-driven chorus is reasonably catchy but does not have the instant hook that classic upbeat tracks such as “Leily Nahary”, “La Yestahel” (a limited digital-only release not made available legally in the western world), and “Tameny” benefit greatly from. In a nutshell, “We Redeit” is a pleasing song if not groundbreaking. Amr Diab has played it safe with this track – which is not necessarily a bad thing but if you are trying to introduce a skeptic or a new listener to Amr Diab, this is probably not the track to pick. Songs like “Leily Nahary” or the romantic classic “Tamally Maak” might serve that purpose better.

Last, but not least, “We Redeit” is a reminder that Amr Diab is still very much around and is intent on doing what he does best. The prospect of a new Amr Diab album is always an exciting one. Hopefully, the new album is the eclectic “mixed bag” that the “Wayah” album was. Without further ado, we present to you a full-length clip of the new Amr Diab single “We Redeit”:


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22 Responses to "Amr Diab – “We Redeit”: The first glimpse of a new album"

  1. amr diab Ilove u so much

  2. nourhan says:

    amr diab is the best singer in the arab world

  3. emad zidan says:

    Diab is the best-selling Arab recording artist of all time

    He was awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist three times
    and considered a living legend by many of his fans in the Arab world
    He is known as the Father of Mediterranean Music

  4. Zed A.A says:

    Very good energetic song.
    Amr Diab has been releasing hits since Mayyal in 1988. My favorite artist

  5. Anas says:

    This song is great, Can’t wait for Amr’s next album 😉

  6. elharam says:

    nice song but we waiting new album>>>>>>>>>>>>

  7. farah diab says:

    amr diab ,, he is the best in the middle east
    we love amr diab 4 ever
    and he work very hard to present the best to his lovers <3

  8. diaby says:

    i love amr diab <3

  9. tarek says:

    Legend.
    It is not his new album but something something to keep his fans going and alive.

  10. @tarek: Hey Tarek! Thanks so much for the heads up. So is this just a “buzz” track? Any announcements on a potential release date for the album? Is the new Amr Diab album slated for a 2012 release or a 2013 release? We’re trying to compile a list of high-profile releases for 2013 and are not sure if we need to include Amr Diab in there since we have got no clear news yet.

  11. adel hr says:

    amr diab the best singer in the world

  12. Ahmed says:

    amr diaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab I love you so much 🙂 🙂 ♥

  13. Alaa says:

    @Radio Creme Brulee his new album is scheduled to be release in the beginning of 2013

  14. IMANE MOROCCO says:

    AMR DIAB NEW ALBUM WILL BE ON JANUARY (i guess)
    THIS song is A SINGLE made BY AMR DIAB FOR MOBINILE ( a phone company)HE MADE ALSO ANA AYECH. AND THESE TOO SINGLES WILL NOT BE AT THE ALBUM
    SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH I SPEAK FRENCH BETTER HHHH

  15. Diabawy22 says:

    hi there iam karem el-Deen Director in Media .. so from week i was listen to that song “We Redit” i like it too much & the other song “Ayesh Maak” it`s awesome but iam stay searching about any news to new album and what i know it will be in Next December ISA hope to be great Album .. Karem el-Deen

  16. abderrahmane says:

    this is a nice sound

  17. Ricky says:

    nice’ Song ..amr diab best arbian

  18. majid says:

    only AmrDiab

  19. Thank you all for your comments. We truly appreciate the enthusiasm!

  20. EsǿOǿ SäsǿOǿ says:

    amaaaaaaaaaaaazing its a legand ,<3 love u for ever Amr diab

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