Walaa Soda ولاعة سودا
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halawella by maryam saleh & zeid hamdan حلاويلا لمريم صالح وزيد حمدان
type: short sleeve t-shirt تي شيرت نص كم
manufacturer: mostakell مستقلّ
release date: 17th September 2015
colors: Navy Blue كحلي
sizes: small, medium, large صغير، متوسط، كبير
fabric: 100% cotton قطن
print: 3-sided ثلاثة جهات
style: round-neck رقبة دائرية
Walaa Soda (literally Black Lighter) is the title of one of Halawella album’s iconic songs shown on the T-shirt’s back side, whereby the front’s colorless lighter, and the t-shirt color itself, restress the song’s (sometimes black) irony, when compared with the written phrase.
Maryam Saleh and Zeid Hamdan's album (Halawella) is a rough manipulation of the usual patterns that can occasionally border on sarcasm. Maryam, with her sharp, bold voice, gives new life to the songs surpassing the meaning behind the lyrics and creating an ironic paradox that pulls the listeners in and forces them try to decipher the direct meaning and what is hidden behind it. On the other hand, Zeid leaves no room for predictable compositions. He delves into musical heritage and comes up with a surprising modern interpretation or creates a dramatic melody fitting with Maryam's performance.