“Qahwa” is a Pop/RnB song, produced by one of my best friends who’s been with me since day one: Med Cherif. In this song, He has exceeded my expectations. I was picturing something lively in my head, and all of a sudden, he made my vision of the song come to life, and I don’t think I can appreciate him enough for that. Great work, buddy! Also, special thanks to Mounir El Jazairi for the composition.
As an indie artist now, it can very challenging to make something that everybody will love. Well, there’s no way you can make anything that everybody will love, period. There’s always going to be people who would find your work either boring, bad or — luckily for the artist — good. “Qahwa” isn’t supposed to be a song about something serious and romantic that requires fancy words from the 6th century’s Arabic poetry. It’s supposed to be simple, fun and silly in a way. Sometimes people need to channel their fun, optimistic and humorous self in order to enjoy a song like “Qahwa”. Life can be cruel and this is one of the reasons we make these songs. Like I said, being an independent artist is not easy. Unlike when you’re in a major label, this latter can make your life practically “la vie en rose”, if you excuse my French. A major label could eradicate any kind of negative feedback, and that makes the artist looks perfect, and we all know that nobody’s perfect. Like a wise man once told me, “As long as you have haters, you’re on the right track.”
For me, haters aren’t those who criticize your work constructively even if it’s negative; haters are those who hate your work just because they can, out of the blue, just like that. No justification whatsoever. It’s like this kind of people takes it personally, or it’s sent by someone to make you look bad, while all an artist wants to do is entertain people and make them reminisce about the little things in life, things we forget sometimes that we focus more on the bad, sadly. Last but not least, I want to say that, as an indie artist, it takes a tremendous amount of team effort, time and money to make something like “Qahwa”. The least haters can do is say something worth noting, because that’s how artists get better.
Finally, I’d like to thank every person who’s been a part of this. I also like to thank my family and my fans who support me all the way. Hala, Habibis!