Claudia El Shemali was a huge stare in the late 90s, she was the hottest thing in her home Lebanon due to her catchy song. Claudia is pre-internet star and her stardom came at the same time Arabic cable TV were just getting started.Habib Elroo'H
That's why it was a surprise for me to see her back with a new music video and a song that mimics her older work, the Lebanese style of strong voice and unapologetic in your face dialect. As why Claudia El Shemali decided to make a comeback now from her very long sabbatical.
titled Gareeb "Stranger" plays as a faily tale of the likes of a thousand night stories. Dazzling outfits, exotic dancers, servants, lavish palaces...etc. Claudia still maintains her full look, she has not tried to lose weight which is good in today's world. Good song, but doubt if it can live up in a world where Najwa Karam has rightfully dominated this style.