The FIFA World Cup 2022 Official Track ‘Light The Sky’ is All About Women Empowerment!

The MV features female referees officiating at a FIFA World Cup™ for the first time ever!

Another official track of the Fifa World Cup 2022 Light the Sky is out now. The song features female Arab artists, including Emirati singer Balqees, Moroccan-Canadian Bollywood dancer Nora Fatehi, Iraqi superstar Rahma Riad, and award-winning singer-songwriter Manal Benchlikha from Morocco.

The soundtrack is in English, with bits of Hindi by Nora Fatehi, and a little bit of Moroccan Arabic. The song itself is all about celebrating diversity and shows the revolutionary addition of six female referees at the FIFA World Cup.

The singers shared snippets of the song on their social media accounts. Balqees posted the video with the caption,

This is an astonishing music video made with love by the name of women empowerment with beauties @rahmariadh @norafatehi @manalbenchlikha and produced by @redone

RedOne — a Moroccan-Swedish singer, songwriter, record producer, and record executive — also contributed to other FIFA anthems like Shakira’s Waka Waka and La La La.

He said,

This is an inspirational song with its roots firmly in the Middle East. It is also fitting that the first-ever female referees at a FIFA World Cup are part of this release that will connect with football and music lovers of all ages.

Video credit: Dailymotion

Light the Sky is the fourth single on the official soundtrack of the FIFA world cup 2022, following global hits Hayya Hayya (Better Together), Arhbo, and The World is Yours to Take. Even the K-pop band BTS reworked its hit song, Yet to Come for the track Goal of the Century in partnership with Hyundai Motors last month.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will take place from 20 November to 18 December.

What do you think of this Arab-centric and female empowerment take by FIFA and Qatar this year?