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Ramy Gamal on Egypt's top charts with break-up hit 'W Lessa'

Produced by Ngoum Records, W Lessa is nearing its fifth million listener on its fourth day on YouTube alone, with many more listeners tuning in over the radio and other streaming platforms

Eslam Omar , Monday 1 Feb 2021
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Egyptian famed pop singer and composer Ramy Gamal secured a spot at the top of February’s music charts with his winter break-up hit ‘W Lessa’, which has reached millions of listeners on various music platforms since its Thursday release.

“Get yourself some patience against deprivation to strengthen you. Nothing out of all your contrition could protect you,” Gamal sings emotionally in Arabic, concluding the chorus of the wounded confrontation with “Find a solution for your tears away from me.”

Arranged, mixed, and mastered by the famous Ahmed Ibrahim, the typical belly-dance groove in B-flat Phrygian harmony coloured Gamal’s composition in a variation of the most appealing Maqam of Kurd.

Backed with the lively ‘Ma’soum A’ed’ trademark rhythmic percussions of Ahmed El-Aidy and guitar riffs of Mostafa Aslan, W Lessa’s strings section and solo violin of Said Kamal are among the key factors of success that also includes an accompaniment of Mohamed Atef's nai.

W Lessa’s lyrics, written by Gamal El-Khouly, and their emotional imagery provide more proof that contexts of love and romantic relationships will always keep pop at the front.

Produced by Ngoum Records, W Lessa is nearing its fifth million listener on its fourth day on YouTube alone, with many more listeners tuning in over the radio and other streaming platforms.

‘Sa’af’ (Clap), with its positive vibes, was among 2020’s biggest trends before COVID-19 shocked the globe, the 36-year-old Gamal adds ‘W Lessa’ to tens of iconic hits he wrote for himself or for other top pop singers.

While the daily pride and prejudice war of words of mahragan and rap battlefields continues, love stories topped pop charts since the year started with the booming of Hamza Namir's smash album, alongside tens of releases from Amr Diab, Mohamed Mounir, Mohamed Fouad, Tamer Hosni, Rami Sabri, Mohamed Mohiee, Samira Said, and other long-time stars on the top charts.

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