Dounia is a teenager, activist, social media star and musician. Her new single “Shyne”, complete with visuals, is the expectation versus reality of pursuing your dreams. The Queens singer breaks down the magnificent highs and humbling lows that come with the territory of yearning for and chasing success.
The 19 year old is introspective and honest about her hunger for success. “This track is essentially about shyning on the people who were undeservingly handed a pedestal,” She told The FADER over email. “I just needed to get sum’ off my mental.”
Raised in Morocco and Queens, Dounia’s sensual track “Shyne” takes its cues from reflecting on her family’s debt and the huge risk she takes pursuing music while she croons about the riches that await her when she finally makes it, she also doubles as her own voice of reason. “This track is essentially about shyning on the people who were undeservingly handed a pedestal,” She told The FADER upon its release. “I just needed to get sum’ off my mental.”
Her dreamy vocals complement the track’s alt-R&B vibe, and the mellow guitar riff throughout gives the song a subtle versatility. Whether you’re waiting for your “9 to 5 in Soho” to end, or “shooting campaigns in LA with some baddies,” this song should definitely be on your playlist.