Zaînab is the professional name of Zaînab Bengla, a 26 year-old Belgian-Moroccan singer/songwriter based in Brussels. She made her debut in January 2020 with the release of her “Everything Comes With a Price.” That record was the result of years of preparation from an artist who has been singing since childhood.
Throughout the course of the year, she released a series of singles as follow up to the EP. Listeners worldwide have embraced the singer’s multi-genre approach and her deep, emotive vocals. Songs like “Delusional,” “All Night Long,” and “Dead Inside” count their streams in the tens of thousands. Her video “Now You’re Gone” currently has over 50,000 views.
“Over” is the latest single from Zaînab, and her first of the new year, released January 3, 2021. The track opens on a cool guitar and synth, 90’s Alternative groove. The singer’s sultry vocal enters the mix and tells the tale of the end of a relationship, and of a former lover who will not let it go. As the song moves to its chorus the band gradually builds to a powerful Modern Rock arrangement with a percussive rhythm and layers of electric guitars. At the heart of the song is the singer’s excellent and emotional vocal performance.
Check out “Over,” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Zaînab. Get on her socials and follow along as she continues her new musical journey.