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Cover art for Ahmed Sirour's song: Slow & Steady

Slow & Steady

Ahmed Sirour


This song makes me chuckle, sometimes, when I think about the way it came about in being made. It was actually one of the last songs on the album, and I think I made it two days before the album release day. The woman I was dating and living with, while I was making this album, got into a big argument with me and essentially was annoyed with me being in the apartment steadily working on the album, even though she initially was supporting my efforts. As a fellow artist, though not musician herself, you would have thought she would have understood, especially as I was approaching release day, was super-focused, and had already informed my followers weeks ahead of when it was dropping. She felt I should have also been looking for outside work, but didn't realize I was putting my heart and soul into this project, and was quietly working in the far corner of the living room away from her, with headphones on so as not to disturb her or the roommates (who were far more supportive at that point than she was). I had already given her what was owed for the month as we had agreed so I surmised her main issue was just me not conforming to what she thought I should do (controlling issues), because I had obviously kept my part of the bargain. She thankfully went out that night and I was so pissed off with the negative energy she left me with as I was less than 48 hours away from completion that I took my frustration out on the music...EXCEPT...I played the OPPOSITE of how I felt! I decided to use her negative energy to record how I WANTED to feel, as opposed to how I really felt, and out came this beautiful piece that had a double-meaning. The obvious one was to breathe and take it easy because "slow & steady wins the race", but it was also encoded because I cleverly incorporated her online username into the song title but only she understood it once I explained it to her, and even she thought it was clever and liked the song except she felt conflicted that the first time a man made a beautiful song about her, that it was actually because of how negative she had been and he made it to calm down and tune her out, so it was like a back-handed compliment! 😂 She didn't think the album would do as well as it actually did, because I actually made more sales in that first week (and then month) than I would have if I had compromised my own convictions and listened to her to get a normal job. I ended up overpaying her, on purpose, what I owed for that month and didn't take her offer to stay another month and left 3 days later to her surprise. I didn't wish her ill will, whatsoever, but this song always reminds me to listen to my heart and stay on the path and to take negatives and turn them into positives, which I certainly did! 😉

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February 21, 2024
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