One of the biggest names in dance music in the UK, Ayah Marar, is getting ready to take the US by storm with her debut album “The Real” set to be released on July 9th. The Jordanian singer known as the “Queen of Bass” looks to not only make herself known but also leave her mark in the dance music scene in the US. If this album is any indication about her future here in the US, there is a strong possibility she will be sticking around for a while. Ayah Marar’s future looks very bright since “The Real” has also been getting rave reviews from well-known magazines such as Q Magazine, Dazed Digital, Vibe, Mixmag, Timeout and The Sun as well as getting some recognition by the US audience being featured on Calvin Harris’ new single “Thinking About You”.
The album begins with “Mind Controller” one of the top tracks off the album. It’s a very catchy track with many different sounds going on that do blend together very well and it also really shows people why she is known as the “Queen of Bass”. It’s a perfect way to start the album and really sets the tone for the rest of what’s to come.
The next song “Unstoppable” is a spacey sounding track with an incredible hook that is sure to catch many different audience’s attentions. This may very well be the top track off the album as it is so different from anything being heard on the radio today. Not only would this song be perfect for the radio but this would also be great for any workout playlist. It has such a good addictive sound that your bound to want to play it non-stop whether you’re driving around, working out or just sitting at home.
Another top track off the album is “Beg Borrow Steal” which is where Ayah Marar really shows how versatile she can be. She slows things down just a bit on this song but still keeps her dance music roots all over it. Not only is this song great lyrically but it also shows off Marar’s vocals very well.
Overall, this album is probably one of the best Dance/EDM albums I’ve heard in a while. What makes this album so great is so much versatility throughout the whole album. Most dance/EDM albums could get a bit repetitive at times and sometimes even boring but here Ayah Marar has so many different sounds going on that it’s hard to not want to keep listening. From big sounding tracks like “Alive” (Featuring P Money) to odd but good sounding tracks like “Sign Your Name”, Marar really brings something to the table that not many artist today can bring. With so many young female artist trying to blow up with huge poppy dance tracks, Ayah Marar comes right in already an established dance music expert which is what could propel her right over everyone else. Here’s hoping “The Real” has much success as I look forward to the future of Ayah Marar in the US and this album from top to bottom is just downright in Marar’s words “Unstoppable”.
Check out the music video for “Unstoppable”
Also check out “Beg Borrow Steal”