Assala Nasri, the iconic Syrian singer known for her powerful vocals and emotionally charged lyrics, returns with a powerful message of self-discovery and empowerment in her latest single, "Lehqt Nafsy" (I Caught Myself). Released in February 2024, the song marks a new chapter in her career, embracing a more contemporary sound while staying true to her signature style.

From the opening notes, "Lehqt Nafsy" pulsates with energy. A driving pop beat and layered instrumentation, including Arabic percussion and subtle electronic flourishes, create a modern soundscape that complements Assala's powerful vocals. The lyrics, penned by Ahmed Saad and Amal Maher, tell the story of a woman leaving behind a toxic relationship and reclaiming her sense of self.

The verses paint a picture of emotional exhaustion and disillusionment. Assala sings of feeling suffocated and unseen, her self-worth dwindling under the weight of the relationship. Lines like "Wal hasilti thidi ya dub shoyyeh" ("My state improved a little bit") and "W al-nafsyeh et'hasnet" ("My psyche calmed down") convey the initial stages of breaking free, showcasing the subtle shifts in her emotional state.

The chorus explodes with defiance and self-affirmation. "Lehqt Nafsy, mishit w sabtek" ("I caught myself, walked away, and left you"), she declares, reclaiming her agency and independence. The repetitive lines "W ana wahedah jadidah fi kul tafasilha" ("And I'm new in every detail") emphasize the transformation, highlighting her newfound sense of self-worth and confidence.

"Lehqt Nafsy" isn't just a personal anthem; it's a message of empowerment for anyone struggling in unhealthy relationships. Assala's powerful vocals convey strength and resilience, encouraging listeners to prioritize their well-being and walk away from situations that hold them back.

The music video, directed by Alpha Pro Studios, amplifies the song's message with vibrant visuals. We see Assala walking through different landscapes, shedding layers of clothing and ultimately emerging in a brightly lit space, symbolizing her journey towards liberation and self-discovery. The diverse group of women featured in the video further emphasizes the universality of the song's theme, showcasing the strength and resilience of women across cultures and backgrounds.

"Lehqt Nafsy" marks a significant evolution in Assala's sound. While it embraces modern production elements, the song retains her signature emotional depth and powerful vocals. More importantly, it offers a message of hope and empowerment, resonating with anyone who has ever had to overcome personal challenges and rediscover their true self.

Lyrics |

لحقت نفسي مشيت وسبتك
قبل ما تخلص عليا
وابتديت بقي اشم نَفَسي
وحالتي تهدي يا دوب شويه والنفسيه اتحسنت !!

والجراح اتسكنت
كنت واحده الخوف قاتلها

والحمد لله اطمنت ✶✶✶

رجعت واحده جديده
في كل تفاصيلها
واحده عكس اللي انت
بتتبسط منها
شافت اللي عرف قيمتها
واللي خاف علي مصلحتها
وكل حيّ اهو راح لحاله

افهم بقي ✶✶✶

والايام مبتستناش
والدنيا بتمشي وتتعاش
وانت بعدت وبعت وخير ما فعلت
شوفت الخير جه بعد سنين
كان في غشاوه راحت م العين
الله اعلم لو محصلش ده كله
كنت وصلت لفين
ربنا فعلا نجاني
وفوقت انا تاني

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