"Heartbreak doesn't always have to mean tears and sad times. It can also mean knowing your worth and learning how to respect yourself. Heartbreak is a lesson learned – and I've definitely learned that lesson." – Zeyne
Zeyne just dropped her latest single, ‘Wala Forsa,’ and even if you don’t get all nostalgic over an early-2000s bop, this one will at least make you want to tap along.
Building on her initial exploration of the 2000s R&B genre in her previous hit, ‘Nostalgia,’ Zeyne's musical journey blends contemporary R&B with the rich traditions of Arabic music, marking the next chapter in her artistic evolution.
The track's mixing, overseen by music producer Kauner Michael, is mastered by Giorgio Schipani, and Farah Hourani led the creative direction. It’s easy to hear the Easter eggs of inspiration in the sounds that nod to M.I.A., Janet Jackson, and Aaliyah, and the catchy beat remixes the resonant Middle Eastern instruments with the sounds of all the iconic female pop singers of the 2000s.
Co-authored by Zeyne in collaboration with Nasir AlBashir, Saif Shroof, and Saif Bataineh, ‘Wala Forsa’ delves into the intricate facets of love and the inevitable realization that some relationships you just have to let go.
“Heartbreak doesn't always have to mean tears and sad times,” she tells Savoir Flair. “It can also mean knowing your worth and learning how to respect yourself. Heartbreak is a lesson learned — and I've definitely learned that lesson.”
The song's lyrics convey the weariness of trying to revive a love that has faded, highlighting that genuine appreciation and acceptance often emerge only after the flames have been extinguished.
‘Wala Forsa’ is out today on Apple Music.