Më Mbaj (Hold me), was born a few months ago, playing around in the studio with folk instruments. Playing mandolins, the traditional Albanian folk music came to my mind immediately: so I felt inspired to write the Albanian lyrics to this melody. 1 hour later we had #membaj ‘’
This is the “genesis” of Më Mbaj, the first single written by Elhaida Dani, who starts her journey as a composer and songwriter!
The lyrics tell us the end of a story between two lovers, when the singer remember all the moments shared together, and wishes she could go back to her loved one, even if it is just for one night.
The video represents a very intimate atmosphere, where the loneliness of the singer is broken only by the flow of the memories, which are called back by the water.
The artist tries to reach the water and dives into, every time she wants to immerse herself into these memories to feel embraced by them.
The song and the video have been produced in Italy, where Elhaida is working on her first album as a songwriter in Italian and English.
In the meantime, since 2016 Elhaida is touring worldwide as Esmeralda in the French, Guinness Winner Musical “Notre Dame de Paris”, written by Luc Plamondon and Riccardo Cocciante, her former Coach in the talent show ‘The Voice of Italy’ (which she won in 2013).