The fourth single from the multi-song FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official soundtrack, featuring four of the Arab world’s most famous female singers — Balqees, Nora Fatehi, Manal, and Rahma Riad — emphasises female power. Moroccan-Canadian A well-known Bollywood actress, Nora Fatehi, has rendered Hindi lines in the song.
The haunting vocals of Emirati singer Balqees, Moroccan-Canadian sensation Nora Fatehi, Iraqi superstar Rahma Riad, and award-winning Moroccan singer-songwriter Manal appear on ‘Light The Sky.’
The song’s atmospheric and edgy music video also honours the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East by featuring all six officials who will officiate at the tournament.
Stephanie Frappart from France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan will take charge of matches in Qatar, while Neuza Back from Brazil, Karen Daz Medina from Mexico and Kathryn Nesbitt from the USA will be assistant referees, a FIFA statement said.
“Light The Sky tells us to ‘shout if you’re with me’ and brings to life the spirit of communal celebration of the FIFA World Cup — an energising message as we look forward to a game-changing tournament of firsts,” FIFA entertainment executive and song producer RedOne said.
Comparing the game to music, Bollywood sensation Nora Fatehi said, “Football, like music, is a universal language that has a passionate following — and I have witnessed this with my own eyes wherever I have travelled across the globe. It has been a privilege to collaborate with such passionate and talented women to create something that celebrates our roots and the excitement of the FIFA World Cup.
She shared it on her Instagram:
“It is amazing that this extraordinary football event is taking place in the Middle East,” said Rahma Riad. “I am looking forward to the world discovering our beautiful region,” she added.