Imen Siar is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Milan, Italy, with Moroccan heritage. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her sensational new single, entitled, “Glitter and Gold.” Imen co-wrote the song with the song’s producers, rising hitmaker Jackson Hoffman, and the GRAMMY-nominated icons + giants co-founder, Billy Mann (P!nk, Take That, John Legend).
Imen Siar – “Glitter and Gold” music video
The joy and self-empowerment that “Glitter and Gold” convey come across just as powerfully in its music video. Imen is clearly euphoric just as soon as she sings, “I’m turning it all into glitter and gold,” and that provides irresistible energy. The video’s playful vibe is further amplified by placing Imen in the context of a photoshoot and styling session. A tone that’s also elevated with guest appearances from social media stars—Alec Chambers, Jony Sios, and Attis.
The opening lyric of “Glitter and Gold” sees Imen stating that she has been “underestimated from day one,” and that candid bravery is at the heart of the song. Imen takes on her previous outsider status, but more importantly, she is acutely determined not to be defined by it, as she forges ahead to a brighter future.
There’s no disputing Imen’s rising status when you hear that voice: equal measures of spirited soul and pop poise stirred into a message that overflows with the precious power of positive thinking. Simply: if you’ve ever felt like you don’t belong, “Glitter and Gold” is an anthem that can inspire anyone’s personal “glow up” and self-belief.
“I’ma diamond in the dark, watch me shine on.”
“‘Glitter and Gold’ was my first attempt at songwriting. I wanted it to reflect my journey, how my view on life itself has changed, and how it’s made me the confident person I am today. ‘Turning it all to glitter and gold, I’ma be going’ is my favorite line in the song. Growing up, I was heavily bullied. And I made the decision at a young age to try to put a positive spin on the negative moments in my life. Also, I wanted my lyrics to empower listeners to be able to do the same, without fear.” – Imen Siar explained
It’s fitting that the Arabic translation of Imen Siar’s name is faith. Because she has always believed that she was destined to overcome the odds. A major aspect of her star quality comes from her distinctive background. Imen moved to England as a child. There, her dream of becoming a singer was at odds with her Muslim family. Especially from her father, an Imam at their local mosque. However, Imen stayed true to herself, her family, and her religion. And she explored topics and presented an image that didn’t compromise those inner beliefs.
“I’m not afraid of nothing at all.”
Imen Siar was inspired by artists such as Lewis Capaldi, Alessia Cara, Faouzia, and Jessie J. Imen realized that no major artists looked or sounded like she did. So, she vowed to show the world who she really is. Not only for her own principles but to inspire others. Her talent was discovered only when she started posting videos of herself singing into a mop during downtime as a waitress at Nando’s. Her breakthrough moments soon followed. She debuted on the Arabic remix of David Guetta’s “Family” alongside Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Later, she dropped her solo debut single, entitled, “Lonely People,” which was released in three different languages. Onwards and upwards, Imen is now on course for much bigger things.
“Glitter and Gold” single
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