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NEW MUSIC: FAOUZIA | RIP, LOVE

Moroccan-Canadian singer-songwriter Faouzia Ouihya, aka Faouzia, released a new song, “RIP, Love,” about letting go of a significant other she doesn’t have feelings for. The song is lifted from her upcoming debut album “Citizens,” following “Puppet,” released last October. It is inspired by Arabic music. “My earliest experiences with music dating back to family road trips when I was a kid. My mom and dad would play these incredible Moroccan songs full of big percussive elements and Arabic trills,” Faouzia said of the song in a statement. “I was introduced to pop music soon after and instantly fell in love.” While the track’s heartfelt lyrics and Faouzia’s powerful vocals are noteworthy, the song’s effortless lacing of Arabic and Middle Eastern sounds with contemporary pop elements set it apart. “My earliest experiences with music dating back to family road trips when I was a kid. My mom and dad would play these incredible Moroccan songs full of big percussive elements and Arabic trills,” she said in a statement. “I was introduced to pop music soon after and instantly fell in love.” The Moroccan-Canadian singer’s new song is a part of her upcoming project "Citizens," which will feature previously released tracks “Puppet” and “Hero.” The new project has long been coming for the singer, who is also working toward an engineering degree at Canada’s University of Manitoba. She collaborated in 2020 with John Legend on “Minefields” and joined Kelly Clarkson on an Arabic remix of “I Dare You.”