BeatRaid

BeatRaid

 Beirut, Beyrouth, LBN
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"I keep on asking myself; what went wrong?
Why were we fighting for so long?" ...

With an "Enchantingly Addictive" musical intro followed by these opening lines of their debut single. "BeatRaid" set sail for their musical voyage in 2010.

Biography


Being a practiced musician, Michel Nehme decided to start a band back in 2007. A common friend recommended Dary as the vocalist. Having the same taste and passion for music they joined together with other friends of Michel to form the first line up of BeatRaid. They played covers for a while then they (Michel and Dary) decided to make their own songs together.
Sammy Elie, also a common friend that was inspired by Michel’s composing skills and Dary’s vocal abilities, wrote a song and handed it to Michel who composed the melody on the same night. The song instantly caught Dary's ears and was captivated by its oriental feel that was "unintentional and spontaneous" as Michel has said.
The other band members at the time did not show any faith or interest in working on new material. Disturbed by this lack of commitment and faith, and by the overall situation in Lebanon at that time, Sammy Elie wrote a second song "If I Die". Inspired by the lyrics again, Michel composed a melody with a guitar intro that is "enchantingly addictive" as Dary likes to put it.
This common faith and perception between Dary, Michel, and Sammy led to the new lineup of BeatRaid. Together they worked on their first album and decided to release "If I Die" as the first single. They resumed work on the song's arrangement, while fellow sensational guitarist Nadim Hitti added his touches on the acoustic guitar and the solo. Nadim has introduced the multi-talented Anthony Hamawi to the band who joined for a while and later decided to quit due to creative differences.
In 2010, exactly three years since the first meeting between Dary and Michel Nehme, BeatRaid released their first single "If I Die" along with a music video that Nadim Hitti and Anthony hamawi had a special appearance in.
"If I Die" was then chosen to be released in a compilation CD named "Building Bridges" with rising artists from around the world. The album will have two volumes, Volume 1 was released in August 2010. The proceeds of volume 1 will be donated to charities around the world.
On Sunday, October 24, 2010, "Building Bridges" was officially released in Lebanon along with an exclusive CD containing an "acoustic version" of "If I Die", it also marked the official launch of BeatRaid.
On Wednesday, December 22, 2010, BeatRaid Released their rendition of "Silent Night" as a free download for Christmas.
On Thursday, November 3, 2011, BeatRaid Released “When All Looks Fake” after reaching 50,000 fans on facebook.
On Friday, December 16, 2011, BeatRaid Released "Scent of Christmas" along with its music video as a special single for Christmas.

Lyrics

When All Looks Fake

Written By: Sammy Elie

Somehow I always end up here
But this time it just doesn't feel the same
I'm not sure I'm alive in me
How come I no more feel the pain?
It's like something's wrong with me
It must be driving me insane

Why often this life is so twisted?
Where is the truth when all looks fake?
How did I get here in the first place?
Its hurts to say that I lost faith

Is this a dream or I just woke up
Tell me which is real and which is not
Well I can tell I've had enough
I should have found my way out
With each tick my clock bites time away
Am I lost am I dead or am I here to stay?

Why often this life is so twisted?
Where is the truth when all looks fake?
How did I get here in the first place?
I hate to take it as my fate

I feel drained of all my senses
It seems I can't find whom to blame
Like some sort of strange intoxication
Is blearing my own conscience
Blocking away any self-conviction
And erasing all the shame

Why often this life is so twisted?
Where is the truth when all looks fake?
Now amidst the mist that I resisted
I failed to see that all will fade

Why often this life is so twisted?
Where is the truth when all looks fake?
How did I get here in the first place?
I failed to see that all will fade

Where is the truth when all looks fake?
I failed to see that all will fade

Scent of Christmas

Written By: Dary

Every year when the time is near
I smell Christmas in the air
It hits me everywhere
Tell me what's with Christmas eve?
Bringing me back to you
My love, my sun, my prayer

You can't feel what I touch
But you can touch what I see
Try to get what I scent
So you can sense my glee

Every year when the time is near
I smell Christmas in the air
It hits me everywhere
Tell me what's with Christmas eve?
Bringing me back to you
My love, my sun, my prayer

Tell me what's with Christmas eve?
Bringing us back to where
The love of love was there

My love, my sun, my prayer
My love, my sun, my prayer

My love, my sun, my prayer
My love, my sun, my prayer

If I Die

Written By: Sammy Elie

I keep on asking myself; what went wrong?
Why were we fighting for so long?
Was the river of love running dry?
Was a wicked storm passing by?

Oh baby I wonder
If I die tonight
Would you die?
Would you cry for me?
If I die tonight
Would you shiver?
Bleed and suffer for me?
If I die tonight
Would it tingle?
Oh would it even tickle you
If I die tonight, if I die tonight
Would you, would you?

While you're sleeping on my broken heart
And silence drifts us wide apart
I dream chills growing all over me
But head under sand you can't see

So baby I wonder
If I die tonight
Would you die?
Would you cry for me?
If I die tonight
Would you shiver?
Bleed and suffer for me?
If I die tonight
Would it tingle?
Oh would it even tickle you
If I die tonight, if I die tonight
Would you, would you?

Why do I still care?
'Cause I wanted to share
Everything with you
How I wanted to forgive you

If I die tonight
Would you die?
Would you cry for me?
If I die tonight
Would you shiver?
Bleed and suffer for me?
If I die tonight
Would it tingle?
Oh would it even tickle you
If I die tonight, if I die tonight
Would you, would you?

Discography

If I Die
If I Die (Acoustic Version)
When All Looks Fake
Scent of Christmas
Silent Night