For better days
A song about/for freedom
By Shahrzad Sepanlou
June 27, 2003
I received the lyrics to "Azadi" (Freedom)
from my father, Mohammad Ali Sepanlou, two years ago. I was immediately
drawn to it and knew
it would make a very special song for my next album because of
its subject matter.
Freedom is a concept which hits close to home
because I have tasted it, felt it, lost it and got it back. But
getting it back has been a bittersweet victory because so many
people don't have it and I can't share my joy with them.
As I was
preparing this song last month, the unrest in Iran began to happen.
I started watching news clips of Iranian students and how they
risk so much to attain what is a fundamental human right. They
are the brave ones. And me, what could I do from this far away?
When I went into the studio for recording I thought
about Iran and my childhood. The beautiful memories of the Caspian
a sunny and breezy day in my backyard, of the fresh morning scent
in "Park-e Farah", of cheerful faces and laughter in
the streets, of freedom!
These Bright and colorful images danced
through my head while I sang the song. And I sang hoping that
someone might hear this song and might think of the good days too.
in my own small way, I have voiced my unity with other Iranians.
Here is to better days.
Listen to "Azadi"
From the upcomging album "1001 Nights" by AVANG Music
Lyrics: M. A. Sepanlou
Music: Farzin Farhadi
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