The short track comes as part of a larger project from the band, half of whom are in Jordan and the other stuck outside of it.
Distance and loneliness have been themes thrust upon many of the world’s musicians, the pandemic disrupting collaborative musical ventures and music-making processes at large - including alternative Jordanian band, Ayloul, half of whom have found themselves outside of Jordan in recent times, unable to continue making music collectively.
It’s a sentiment that’s at the heart of ‘Long Distance’, which comes as part of a series of short tracks that the band are creating at home and releasing.
It’s not all wistful, depressive longing, however; in fact, it’s the band’s insistence on continuing to make music despite the circumstance that drives the larger project. Musically, a mellow acoustic guitar accompanies a dramatic violin for the main body of the melody, providing a fitting backdrop to the song’s message. Stay tuned for Ayloul’s upcoming releases with more short tracks in the pipeline.