Omar Souleyman unveils techno-infused new song “Chobi” — listen

Latest preview of the Syrian artist's forthcoming album To Syria, With Love

Photo by Ben Kaye

Omar Souleyman first announced his upcoming album, To Syria, With Love, in late April. After previewing his follow-up to 2015’s Bahdeni Nami with the love tale “Ya Bnayya”, the Syrian artist is back with another techno-infused single, “Chobi”.

Over a barrage of hard-hitting percussion, Souleyman sings about longing for his native region in northeastern Syria, Al-Jazira. An English translation of the lyrics laments, “When will our alienation end so we can go back home?/ We miss gathering together under the shade of our tree/ The soul is tormented by our longing…” Take a listen below.

To Syria, With Love is out June 2nd via Mad Decent. Souleyman is currently touring in support of the album — find the remaining dates right here.


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