K’Naan’s EP ”More Beautiful Than Silence”

Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan teams up with Portuguese-Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado on this song about what it feels like to be lonely, misunderstood, unpopular, and not pretty. In other words, what it’s like to be a teenager. A lot of K’Naan’s earlier songs were about growing up in war-torn Mogadishu; this song, which first appeared on his EP More Beautiful Than Silence in February, is sounding especially poignant these days, when just watching the evening news can make sending your kids onto the school bus feel like sending them into a warzone. “This one’s for everyone who’s felt invisible, lonely in a crowded room…”