Dudu Tassa and Jonny Greenwood have shared another single from their upcoming collaborative record, Jarak Qaribak. ‘Taq ou-Dub’ features vocals by Nour Freteikh, and it’s accompanied by a live performance video filmed at the Hamam in Tel Aviv. Check it out below.
“The first song we recorded for this project was ‘Taq ou-Dub’,” Tassa and Greenwood said in a statement. “It’s an old Lebanese song, now performed by Nour Freteikh and in fact it was the starting point for the entire album, connecting Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Beirut and Oxford. Nour, such an incredible singer, first recorded her vocal track remotely but eventually, the three of us got together in person to rehearse and perform – and connect properly. We feel very lucky – and very proud – to have made a song, and a friendship, with such a remarkable musician as Nour.”
Nour Freteikh added: “It was a nice opportunity to work with and learn from artists from other places. The song is very special – it’s an old one with a great tune. We enjoyed making it our own.”
Jarak Qaribak arrives on June 9 via World Circuit. So far, it’s been previewed by the tracks ‘Ya Mughir al-Ghazala’ and ‘Ashufak Shay’.