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The first tune, "Aoede" creates atmosphere. Lead singer Hamed Sinno calls out in a whispery falsetto to the eponymous Greek goddess of voice and song over a heavy bass and drumbeat. As with the group's previous two albums, the first song is set aside as an introduction.The album picks up early with its single, "3 Minutes".This musically complex and socially aware track is reminiscent of Mashrou' Leila's previous work, while demonstrating the ways in which the band has grown.It flows smoothly into the next track, "Ghost," in which the band sets its sights on Lebanon's treatment of its LGBT community.The song builds up to a chorus that imagines this generation as mushrooms growing from the decaying past. The song mourns what's been lost while offering modest hope for the future. Its initially muted, yet masterfully composed beat sets the stage for Sinno's vocals, joined at times by a falsetto performance.
Keep dancing, in war and in trash
From Nigeria with blufunk love
From the rubble of a fading memory
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