The official song of the Fifa World Cup 2022, “Light The Sky,” features Moroccan Bollywood star Nora Fatehi, Emirati vocalist Balqees, Iraqi artist Rahma Riad, and Moroccan singer Manal Benchlikha. The tournament is all about celebrating variety.
The official soundtrack was released on Friday comprising of Nora, Bilquees, Rahma and Manal’s vocals. Along with English, Fatehi also contributed some Hindi and a tiny bit of Moroccan Arabic to the music. The official video included a brief footage of the female referees for the 2022 World Cup as a tribute to the women who participated on the field.
The soundtrack is titled light up the sky which is all about women empowerment. “This is an astonishing music video made with love by the name of women empowerment with beauties Rahma Riadh, Nora Fatehi, Manal Benchlikha and produced by Red One,” Balqees wrote in her Instagram post with a snippet of herself from the official music video.
Shakira sang the 2010 World Cup song ‘Waka Waka’ that gained worldwide fame. JLo and Pitbull teamed up for ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ in 2014, but that didn’t gain the same level of popularity as ‘Waka Waka’, nor did Nicky Jam, Will Smith and Era Istrefi’s 2018 song ‘Live it Up’.
The World Cup will be taking place in Qatar this year and its opening ceremony will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 20