Omar Souleyman accompanies announcement of forthcoming new album with debut single, ‘Layle’

Omar Souleyman has announced the imminent arrival of his fourth studio album, Shlon, and bolsters the news of the impending release with the project’s lead single, “Layle.” The culturally inflected debut snippet of Shlon sound functions as an upbeat prelude to the six-cut effort.

As with past extended Souleyman productions such as Wenu Wenu and Bahdeni Nami, Shlon will surface as a stylistic amalgamation of aesthetics, including techno as well as the Kurdish and Arabic influenced approaches, dabke and baladi. Souleyman will further develop the dance floor driven Arabic sound for which he has become widely known across the eponymous title track, “Shlon,” “Shi Tridin,” “Mawwal,” Abou Zilif,” and “3tini 7obba,” in addition to “Layle.” Shlon is due out Mad Decent/Because Music on November 22.

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