WORD is SceneNoise’s new series unpacking the lyrics of our favourite artists from across the MENA region. In each episode, we ask them to shed light on the meaning behind their most iconic verses, taking us behind the scenes of their writing process and between the lines of their penmanship.

This time around, Jordanian alt-pop artist Zaid Khaled talks about the writing process and influences behind his cathartic track ‘Tab Baaden?’ with Zaid Kreshan. Khaled also speaks about his sonic transformation and change in direction following his 2021 album ‘Tayarat O Sayarat’ with El Waili.

Let us know which artists and songs you would like featured on WORD by sending an email to info@scenenoise.com