Rising star Elyanna unveils debut album ‘Woledto’: A Journey of Identity, Love, and Rage

Global pop sensation Elyanna has finally arrived with her highly anticipated debut album, Woledto, meaning “I am born” in Arabic. This release marks a significant turning point for the artist, not just musically but also personally. The project is a meticulously crafted tapestry of traditional and modern dance sounds, a vibrant homage to Elyanna’s Palestinian and Chilean heritage.

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“This album is a world of its own,” says Elyanna. “It’s a debut that feels like a rebirth, introducing the world to the true essence of Elyanna. It’s a sound I haven’t heard before, yet feels strangely familiar. There’s so much cultural influence, with Spanish touches and even a feature from my grandfather.”

More than just music, Woledto is a profound exploration of identity, love, and the resilience needed to navigate loss and turmoil. Tracks like “Sad In Pali” showcase the deep influence of Elyanna’s family, featuring a moving recitation of her grandfather’s poetry. This focus on heritage is further emphasized by the album’s executive producers: Elyanna’s brother Feras alongside established names like Massari and Nasri Atweh.

Woledto is a testament to Elyanna’s unwavering dedication to her roots and her role as a cultural trailblazer. “Every element of this album is intentional,” says Elyanna. “The lyrics, the beats, the melodies – they all have a story to tell. It’s a free-spirited experiment, something I always knew I wanted to do, and now the time is finally right. ‘Woledto’ means ‘I am born,’ and it truly feels like the beginning of my journey.”

Elyanna’s rising star status is further solidified by her recent covers for VOGUE Arabia, Billboard Arabia, and now Galore Magazine. This month, she’ll headline special shows in Los Angeles and London, promising immersive experiences that showcase the beauty of Middle Eastern culture through music, dance, and traditional elements.

With a sold-out debut North American tour already under her belt and recognition in Rolling Stone’s  25 Artists to Watch in 2023, Elyanna is poised to take the world by storm. Woledto is more than just an album; it’s a captivating introduction to an artist who is redefining contemporary music while staying true to her heritage.

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