The first Fifa World Cup to be held in the Middle East will bring together a star-studded lineup of football players in Qatar in November. While it promises to be a great spectacle, Arab music legends will provide the soundtrack.
The most recent song to be released as part of the official soundtrack is Light The Sky, which follows the releases of Hayya Hayya (Better Together), Arhbo, and The World is Yours to Take.
It is quite notable in that Light The Sky is a breathtaking collaboration amongst four of the most well-known female vocalists in the Arab world.
Emirati singer-songwriter Balqees, award-winning Moroccan singer-songwriter Manal, Moroccan-Canadian sensation Nora Fatehi and Iraqi diva Rahma Riad, all contribute their enchanting voices to the captivating tune.
The song's highly energised music video also pays tribute to the first Middle Eastern World Cup's ground-breaking choice of female referees.
In Qatar, matches will be overseen by Stéphanie Frappart from France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda, and Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan. Neuza Back from Brazil, Karen Daz Medina from Mexico, and Kathryn Nesbitt from the United States will serve as assistant referees.
More releases are expected to in the sunup to the start of the tournament on November 20.
By fusing the universal languages of music and football, the multi-song Official Soundtrack, driven by the Fifa Sound strategy, is uniting musicians, fans, and players to express their passion.
Fifa Entertainment Executive and song producer RedOne said: "Light The Sky invites us to “shout if you're with me” and brings to life the spirit of collective celebration of the Fifa World Cup — an energising message as we look forward to a game-changing tournament of firsts."
“This is an inspirational song with its roots firmly in the Middle East. It is also fitting that the first-ever female referees at a Fifa World Cup are part of this release that will connect with football and music lovers of all ages.”