After disappearing for the good part of two years, the Jordanian indie band Jadal came back with a new single and video. Now I wish they could go back into whatever they were doing because they have to be much better at that than in music. The entire appeal of Jadal when they first started was in the originality and authenticity in their lyrics, and the simple riffs that go along with that. No matter what anybody would say, they’re a good local pop rock band that many people liked, particularly their song Salma. Now they’ve went from that to this.
Somebody has been listening to a lot of Muse. My first impression was when I first opened the tab was what the hell is happening to my ears? It’s just bloody annoying noise most of the time, the song has lots of complicated signatures that I’m afraid to say that Jadal are just not good enough musicians to play, let alone write, just check out the little guitar break down thing at 1:40. The song is so full of harmonies, sounds, and miscellaneous shit playing the background all of the time that I bet I can take this one crappy song and make three decent songs out it. Moreover, the main melody is just way too overused.
The lyrics makes me want to vomit. It sounds like they were written by a ADD afflicted chimpanzee jumping on a typewriter. In fact, they make the lyrics from Akher Zafeer seem Pinkfloydian. I don’t need to comment on the music video, assuming you the reader have watched it already then you’ve suffered enough. Please Jadal, for the sake of anybody who might listen to this song in the future, stop making music. Or go back to the simple, authentic Amman-flavored rock that we’ve all liked.