Three years after the release of our debut EP, I am thrilled to share with you my latest body of work with fajjr+ali, Insecurities. After recalibrating over the pandemic, we went into the studio in the summer of 2021 to record 4 new songs all revolving around the theme of insecurities. The alt-pop sound draws inspiration from Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Raleigh Ritchie and covers the perils of social media, social anxiety, mental health and toxic relationships. Find your streaming service here, or see more on the music section of my website.
fajjr+ali will be joining The Fled Collective's launch party and benefit, Fled Fest. The Fled are a company of artists working at The Flea Theater to revolutionize the off-off-Broadway theater model in NYC. I'm excited to work with artists that are close to my heart and be performing music alongside some great musical artists. Learn more about them here.
I'm thrilled to have been able to perform at The Mosquers Film Festival in Edmonton, Canada with my band fajjr+ali. The festival highlights Muslim filmmakers locally and internationally and puts a spotlight on Muslim artists of other mediums. We had a such a great time playing our new singles alongside such a talented lineup of artists. Learn more about the festival and organization here!
Check out fajjr+ali's latest single - "Bird Cage." The single is a follow up to our acclaimed single "I'm Fine" and tackles the uncertainty of jumping into a new relationship through a dark pop-rock track. Listen to this and the rest of our music here.
fajjr+ali had the pleasure of talking with Jeriel Henry on his podcast Black Canvas. We discuss our experience meeting in college and deciding to start collaborating as a music duo. Listen here on Spotify or wherever you find podcasts.
My band fajjr+ali recently sat down with The Mosquers on their podcast The Halal Gap to talk. We chatted with hosts Sofia and Sikandar about our backgrounds in theatre, the challenges that come with being Muslims making pop music, and people assuming we're married. Fresh off the release of our new single, “I’m Fine”, we also give us a look inside their collaborative process. Listen to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts or watch the interview here.
I'm excited to announce the newest single from fajjr+ali - "I'm Fine". We wrote the song to talk about the dark side of social media. We all fall into the trap of feeling like we need to post and show off our best lives on social media but in reality, the constant need can negatively affect our mental health. The song starts off upbeat but slowly gets darker and darker and enters a dark pop realm. Take a listen to this song and the rest of our music here.
fajjr+ali is thrilled to be performing at The Majestic Theater in Pottsville, PA. The event is a collaboration between local organizations to honor black history month and give back to the community. It will feature the traveling exhibit on boxer Jack Johnson, live performances and include a soup kitchen to give to those in need. Check it out in Pottsville on February 27th.