Areej – Hostage

One of the most stunning releases of the week comes from emerging Moroccan-Sudanese starlet Areej. New single ‘Hostage’ is nothing short of sounding sublime, and continues to prove this rising starlet’s immense talent.

Showcasing some of London’s finest soul and R&B, the song was inspired by the emotions that one can experience when feeling emotionally and physically imprisoned.

 “You won’t know what freedom is until you experience what feeling imprisoned is.”

With high praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1, The Observer, Wonderland, Hypebeast and DORK, this artist’s work is not going by unnoticed, and it is in our view that Areej will hit the musical mainstream in a very big way, very soon.


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New Music: Areej

Hailing from West London comes Moroccan-Sudanese newcomer Areej. Citing inspiration from the likes of Nina Simone and Etta James, this talent is effortlessly delivering some of the finest UK neo-soul that I have heard of late. On ‘Guided’ she says:

“Despite being in a place of doom and gloom, which is depicted through the opening verse, the message and meaning behind my lyrics convey my gratitude for the simple and meaningful things in life.”