Syrians do not have it as good as they once did. Take for example Wissam Hilal, a Syrian rock star whose home is Dubai. The rock star sings in English and he has done very well in local concerts for those who like American pop and western style music. But what surprise me about Wissam is his big ambitions despite the haters he keeps churning them hits.
He has big dreams and inspires to do better things and taking his name (and the flag of his country) farther. He returns with a new single and it's personal. He likes to party and his style tells that clearly. To my untrained ears, he sounds like a one man boy band. He got the looks, the style, the swagger, and the talent.
The music video is what you would expect to watch on TV networks like MTV. It's something of a happy "one direction" go lucky get moving track. Despite the crowded music scene and the low returns on investments, music will always be a way of life.
Those who like Western pop, do not have to look far, one of their own has it figured out. Enjoy "Ignite". Despite the sluggish state of the Arab music industry, Wissam will keep doing what he knows how to do best--make people happy.
Music video by Wissam Hilal performing Ignite. (C) WISSAM / Wajih Accary 2015
Written by Bryan Todd, Sean Welch
Produced by Bryan Todd for BT ENTERTAINMENT. Hollywood, CA.
Directed by Ben Carino
Choreography/special appearance by international choreographer Danny Lee