DD Foxx is a Lebanese singer and songwriter based in Dubai, who had discovered her passion for music and singing at a very young age. As DD grew up and began her musical journey, later on down the line, she had met her producer/manager in Dubai as he was scouting for talent from the Middle East. In a candid interview with Grazia, DD shares her new material Binit Zghiri, an anthem of Hope, encouraging us to see the light despite being surrounded by darkness.
When asked how she found the perfect lyrics to express her emotions, she had mentioned her father Bassam Halabi had written the words for Binit Zghiri. DD, who has never written or performed in Arabic but knew the best way to share her message to her hometown, was by singing in Lebanon's primary language which is Arabic.
The creation of Binit Zghiri then become a group effort. DD found the melody, hummed it to her producer, and he then began to play the chords on the piano. She then joined forces with three Lebanese Arabic singers: Angi Shaya, Joe Koueik and Rita Mikhael, who supported the message Binit Zghiri. The feedback has been great ever since, and the group was overwhelmed by the number of people that we're able to relate to the message they were sharing.
DD admits, "I know many people have lost hope. When speaking with friends and family, they constantly express how much they want to leave. But on the other hand, seeing everyone come together to sweep, pick up debris, provide food, shelter, donations, medical emergency needs and much more gives us hope and shows how strong the people of Lebanon are. It's been a long journey of instability for years; but we will get there, we will rebuild, and I have faith we will have better days."
With everything that's going on in Lebanon, we wouldn't want the world to forget the true beauty the country holds. When asked the one thing she would like the world to know about Lebanon, she didn't know where to begin. Asides from the amazing food, beautiful scenery, perfect atmosphere and friendly people, DD concludes, "Even with all the circumstances Lebanon is going through, you will always be greeted with a smile."
Photos: Courtesy of DD Foxx