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Layla Kaylif – The Bride Is Beautiful (But She’s Married To Another Man)

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Layla Kaylif is a veteran international singer, songwriter, film director, screenwriter, actress and recording artist. She made her solo professional debut in 1999 with the album Enough Rope. That record’s single “Shakespeare in Love” was a hit around the world and currently boasts over three million streams on Spotify.

Born in Dubai to an English mother and an Emirati-Arab father, throughout her career Layla Kaylif has worked with top musicians around the world. Her latest is a collaboration with Calum MacColl (son of folk legends Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl), and hitmaking producer Andros Rodriguez. In the past, he has produced and engineered records for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Shakira, and FKA Twigs. 

“The Bride is Beautiful (But She’s Married to Another Man)” is the brand new single from Layla Kaylif, released worldwide via all major streaming services on December 5, 2023. The track opens on a melodic electric guitar intro before the beat lands on a mellow mid-tempo minor-key contemporary pop groove. Guitars, keys, and strings paint the edges of the mix as the singer steps to the mic.

Kaylif sings the brokenhearted allegory of a man pining for his love who married another man. The song is a metaphor for the ongoing strife in the Middle East, and the timeless tug-of-war between Arabs and Jews for the promised land. The title refers to a quote from two rabbis who, in 1890 went to Palestine to determine if the land was available to establish the state of Israel.

Check out “The Bride is Beautiful (But She’s Married to Another Man)” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Pop & Rock playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Layla Kaylif.

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