11 March, 2017
When I first listened to this Arabic song in Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only lovers left alive’ (2013), it had the same mystical effect on me as it was having on the lead characters Adam and Eve, two centuries-old starving and dying vampires who sneaked into a local club of Morocco, drawn by the hypnotic music. The song is mostly about a vampiric love-that one undying love, often distracted, often craved over sleepless nights, often gone but always returns to remind there’s no escape. Written, composed, sung and performed by the iconic Lebanese artist of electronic underground music of middle East, Yasmine Hamdan, this song was an entry in the best original score category at the 87th academy awards. The song also appears in her first solo album ‘Ya Nass’ (2013). And this gorgeously brilliant film is the best vampire movie I have ever seen.