“Where words fail, music speaks,” says Hans Christian Andersen, and we second that. Nothing is more joyful than putting music on and letting life pass by. If you ponder it, you will find that music accompanies us through all life events, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the bright and the dull. In one way or another, we translate our thoughts and emotions through music.
Whether you are a listener who appreciates good music or an up-and-coming artist who is in the early stages of planting your seeds and believes that your time will come to flourish, this list of up-and-coming female singers is what you need to add to your playlist to keep you inspired.
Zeyne is a Palestinian-Jordanian up-and-coming singer who started her music journey in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown. She started an Instagram page and dedicated it to sharing videos of her singing cover songs in Arabic and English while playing the piano. She has also worked on original songs in Arabic blended with western beats, which brought her into the limelight.
Zeyne keeps surprising us with her talent and originality, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
Dana is a Jordanian pop singer who accumulated more than one million views on her first original song, ‘Weino,’ which is a blend of authenticity and creativity that we can feel and see in every aspect of the song, from the lyrics, beats and the video production. Dana uses her love for music to break free of stereotypes by taking control of her voice to tell her story as an Arab artist, even if that means going against the grain when needed.
Dana is a force to be reckoned with and has a beautiful voice that aims to connect with people through her songs, believing that the language of music is universal and can bring people together.
Ghaliaa is a 24-year-old Syrian singer and songwriter based in the UAE. She started crafting her talent in her early teenage years. Besides her angelic voice, Ghaliaa plays multiple instruments, sings in various languages, and composes her own songs.
She is is climbing the ladder of success, and we expect nothing less than magical masterpieces.
What started as a love for literature and creative writing turned out to be the beginning of a remarkable musical journey for the Egyptian rapper neo-soul artist, who goes by the stage name, Felukah. She first started making music as a way to help her cope with her feelings and release her energy. She creates her own unique music, blending Arabic phrases with western beats.
Felukah’s quick-witted approach to bringing something new to the Arab music scene is monumental, and it will only continue to be so.
Esra is an up-and-coming singer who has been making waves on YouTube since 2020. She posts Arabic covers of popular songs with her own unique twists, and her viewers absolutely love it. Her first cover was for “Bel Alb” by the legendary Majida El Roumi and amassed more than five million views in less than a year, and she recently posted a new one that has been just as good.
Esra is not only posting covers, but is also working on her very own original song, which is set to be released in March 2023. She is an exciting new talent in the music industry, surely to grow in the coming years. Her unique style and her ability to put her own spin on songs is what makes her a stand out artist, and it’s clear that she is here to stay.