daFOO feat. Benjah - Shalom & Salem
Shalom and salem are Hebrew and Arabic words for "peace" and form the title of Swiss artist daFOO's latest single. The track has a dancey electro pop feel to it with middle eastern influences and features American singer Benjah in the verses. With similar pronunciation and meaning, the titular words "Shalom & Salem" symbolize how although we are each different with different backgrounds and upbringings, we all share much in common. We shouldn't let our differences isolate us and lead us to fear and hate. We should instead see each other as equals and share kindness and inclusiveness. This is the core message behind daFOO's new single. He grew up around religious manipulation, violence and crime and it has shaped who he is today as a youth worker and artist. He wants to help bring peace to people, something he believes has a positive snowball effect in the world. And that's something we can get behind. "Shalom oh shalom & salem aleikum!"