Juwana Malah refuses to jeopardize her self-respect by imitating Alissa
Lebanese singer Juwana Malah, who returned to the music scenes with the single “Habibi Waynak” (My Love Where are You?), has stressed that the songs she chooses must reflect her self-respect and the audience she sings for. The singer added that she tends to release her songs gradually instead of all at once due to the fact that she feels that a song that is released as a single and not in a complete album is appreciated more.
According to the Saudi based daily, Al Riyadh, in a personal interview held with Juwana, she expressed that she would never dare to film a music video like the one Lebanese singer Alissa did for the song “Ajmal Ihsas” (The Best Feeling), saying she has too much dignity for such a degrading work. She added that her conservative and Arab background and prohibit her from filming such a clip, which is against all her ethical values. Juwana also noted that she does not feel that the audience would respect or appreciate her if she did undergo such music videos.
Juwana had also commented that she could not understand why a singer like Lebanese Haifa Wahbi would continue her career after she had admitted that she is not a singer and does not possess the talent for singing.
Malah has recently completed recording her latest single "Ma Itgheeb Ani Bashta'lak" (Don't Leave My Sight I'll Miss You), which she will release in stores in the upcoming few days. The song is written by Turkey Al Sadeery and composed by Naser Al As'ad, and has been aired on a number of satellite channels.
Juana also plans on resuming the recording the new songs for her upcoming album, which is scheduled to be release in the summer. The singer had planned to surprise everyone with the new single refusing to reveal any details about the nature of the song saying she wants to create a form of suspicion for her fans. Juana had admitted that she no longer works with her previous production company Renad and is planning to sign an agreement with a new production company either of Lebanese or Egyptian origin.
The singer stressed that no dispute occurred with Renad and that the separation was made under civil and friendly terms. She added that her decision to leave her previous production company is due to the fact that she feels its time to move on and try other options.
Malah's latest performances were held around the Arab world in celebrations of holidays. Her last stops were in Jordan and Syria, where she held a number of concerts that received a huge success. –Albawaba.com
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