Habibi (A clear black line)

Loney dear

Released 11 December 2020

  1. Habibi (A clear black line)

Liner notes

‘Habibi (A clear black line)’ is the first new music from Loney dear – Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen – since 2017’s self-titled album.

“I’ll wave a white flag for you.”

Of the song, Svanängen says, “Habibi is a symbolic persona for all people seeking refuge in the world. For all people without a home. Merry Christmas Habibi.”

‘Habibi (A clear black line)’: lyrics by Agnes Fries & Emil Svanängen, music by Emil Svanängen. Performed and produced by Emil Svanängen and Emanuel Lundgren and mixed by Tchad Blake.

Habibi (A clear black line) - Lyric Video, created by Emil Svanängen.

Further Listening

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    Released 27 September 2017

    On his seventh album and first for Real World, Loney dear's Emil Svanängen has undergone something of a rebirth, and a profound artistic awakening. He sees this collection of songs as the beginning of something very new and very potent.

Further reading

Bab L’ Bluz’s Yousra Mansour guests on BBC Music Life podcast

Yousra discusses her creative processes with Derya Yildirim, Hasan Nakhleh, Merve Erdem.

Bokanté feature as part of GroundUP Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

A three-act 18 person episode convened (virtually) by Snarky Puppy's Michael League.

An Introduction to Late Night Laments by Tim Bowness

Tim, whose music is published by Real World, releases his new album on 28th August.

Track of the Day: ‘Mustt Mustt’ by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Taking an in-depth look at the Qawwali singer's most loved song.