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Faarrow Finds the Perfect Girl Anthem for the Summer with ‘Lost’

Somali-sister duo Faarrow return with same sound, but a new hit in "Lost."

After a three-year hiatus of “obstacles and setbacks,” Somali-sister duo Faarrow graces the scene to deliver a pop-anthem for the summer.


“You can say what you want about me/ The more you talk I'mma bend my knees/ Prayin' to the good Lord / ‘Help me, please!’/ Why these people out here blocking me?/ I'm just tryna hit the lottery,” the first verse rings in.

The two sisters, Iman and Siham Hashi whose names in Arabic mean "faith" and "arrow" respectively, (hence ‘Farrow’) are Somali refugees born in Mogadishu before having moved to Toronto.

They became the first female artists of Somali-descent to sign a major record deal with a major U.S. label when they signed a deal with Universal Motown.

The duo made waves in 2013 with the release of their first single “Run the World,” which showed the sisters dancing to a jazz-infused pop track. ‘Lost’ serves as a continuation of their confident and colorful sound.

You can watch Faarrow’s "Run The World" below.

 

 

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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