In her fourth single to date, Lebanese recording and visual artist Dana Hourani pays tribute to Beirut, 100 days after it was struck by a monstrous explosion back in August.
Released on Thursday, Enti Ana (I Am You) is dedicated to the Lebanese capital – “the greatest Goddess of all time,” as Hourani describes her – as well as to every girl and woman.
In an Instagram post she shared on Tuesday, Hourani, who released her debut single in 2019, hinted that her new song would be released soon while sharing a special message about it with her nearly 200,000 followers.
“This song is for every mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother,” she handwrote on a piece of paper.
“For every man who acknowledges his heroine. And most of all, for the greatest Goddess of all time, this is for her – my city Beirut. I am, because she is. Love, Dana,” her brief letter read.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia magazine, Hourani said that she cannot sing her new song, Enti Ana, without thinking of what she called her ultimate source of inspiration – “my home, Beirut – which, for me, is the greatest and strongest woman of all.”
The Lebanese singer and fashion icon, who was featured on the cover of the May 2020 issue of the same magazine, among others, is currently working on her debut album, expected early in 2021.
In the meantime, you can listen to Enti Ana below: