Ta'aban Meenak was suppose to be one more song on Elissa's latest album released last month, but it was not included because the composer Marwan Khoury had a disagreement with Rotana and asked them not to include the song on Elissa's album. The two remain friends. It remains unclear who leaked the song or for what purpose. I imagine, Elissa and Marwan both have copies, the studio has one and perhaps Rotana....who has some to gain and a lot to lose is yet to be determined.
Marwan Khoury is a hit-maker and as they dub him, the complete artist who sing and compose and write lyrics. He needs no fame more than he already has. This is a great song, and had it been on Elissa's album it would have been one of the three good songs on it.
Elissa did a good job being less Elissa and more capable vocalist. This is Elissa like you have never heard her before. She sounds like a vocalist made for Tarab songs, a real talent and not a one trick pony like Elissa is becoming more like. This is a great song to hear live as it requires acting out what one is singing. I hope some other artist picks this song and do it justice.
Elissa - Ta3bani Mennak اليسا - تعبانة منك