Zaînab Bengla is a Belgian-Moroccan singer and songwriter based in Brussels. Her vocal style is unique, and her passion for great melodies drives her to experiment with different styles and ideas. Drug is a fantastic release with a fresh attitude and an open sound that sets the bar higher in terms of creativity and production aesthetics alike. What’s more, the independent artist spares no expense in terms of detail and sound quality. The track kicks off with a catchy guitar melody, followed by Zaînab’s alluring vocal performance.
Her vocals are very versatile, going from a deep, sultry tone to a brighter melodic touch. If you like artists such as Halsey, Sia, XXXTENTACION, and Rihanna, this one is definitely going to be right up your alley. The beat of the track has a trap flavor to it, with an 808-type pattern that adds so much depth and density to the groove. While the beat offers so much depth and energy, it still allows the vocals to stand out.
Musically, the track might remind you of artists such as Juice WRLD, Iann Dior but there is also a different twist, especially due to Zaînab’s ability to modulate her vocals and provide some incredible performance aesthetics to the audience.
The song features lyrics that are quite simple, yet easy to relate to on a deeply emotional level. She compares love to a drug, something that’s addictive and you just can’t get enough. At times incredible, at times dangerous, love is truly something that can get us hooked! This song captures the spirit of falling in love to perfection, but it also explores what happens when this love addiction can go too far in one direction, becoming quite toxic.
The rich, detailed tone of the recording speaks for itself, highlighting Zaînab’s talent, and turning Drug into an instant ear-pleaser. This song is going to speak to any fan of indie-pop, trap, and R&B, so you should definitely give this one a go if any of the aforementioned genres are your cup of tea.
If this one is any indication, there is definitely going to be so much to look forward from this talented songstress!
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