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MARIA TAKTOUK DROPS HAUNTING NEW SINGLE "OBSESSED"


Maria Taktouk
Lebanese singer-songwriter Maria Taktouk dives deep into post-breakup turmoil with her dark-pop single 'obsessed'.

Produced by ADP, this track reveals a new, moodier side of Maria, blending Western pop influences with rich Arabic textures.


Channelling the raw, unfiltered emotions that come in the wake of a breakup, the lyrics "I’m only sad because I’m obsessed" serve as the centerpiece of the song, encapsulating the struggle to move on while still being tethered to past feelings. Maria wrote 'obsessed' immediately after a breakup, using the creative process to delve into her own psyche and ultimately find a path to self-acceptance and healing.


Produced by ADP, known for his work with Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, and Wiz Khalifa, 'obsessed' marks a departure from the softer tones of Maria’s debut. This track embraces moodier, darker elements, combining dark-pop sounds with Arabic influences to create a distinctive musical blend. Maria's rich vocals and honest lyricism shine through, offering listeners a unique experience that reflects her diverse background and varied influences.



Growing up in Nigeria, attending an American school, and living in cities like London, Barcelona, and France, Maria draws from a wide array of cultural influences. Her sound merges mainstream pop sensibilities, reminiscent of Bruno Mars and Rihanna, with the darker, introspective vibes of artists like Melanie Martinez and Lana Del Rey. This fusion is further enriched by her Middle Eastern heritage, adding a layer of authenticity and depth to her music.


At just 24, Maria Taktouk is on a mission to create music that resonates with her listeners on a personal level. Her songs act as an emotional diary, offering catharsis and empowerment through relatable themes and heartfelt expression.


'obsessed' is a compelling glimpse into Maria Taktouk's evolving artistry. As she continues to blend her Middle Eastern roots with contemporary pop and alternative influences, "obsessed" is a bold statement of her talent and vision, promising more innovative and emotionally charged music in the future.



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