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Save Me From Myself by Harris J – Broken Voice

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New video, new sound, new voice – Harris is back in action!

Save Me From Myself is the first single released by Awakening Records after his album Salam. The single was released before Ramadan earlier this year – and the video launched today!

Harris J started singing at a young age, and naturally acquired a number of young fans as a result. It is fantastic to see Harris growing as an artist, and staying contemporary with his fans who are growing with him.

How does this single compare to previous tracks?

Save Me From Myself has a deep and meaningful tone when compared to his previous tracks. The song admits that not everyone is perfect, and we should turn to Allah in order to ask for forgiveness.

This kind of attitude is perfectly in-line with the teachings of the Quran. We are taught that success is not about being perfect, but seeking forgiveness when you do make mistakes. We will explore the link between the lyrics and Quran, but let us watch the brand new video first.


New Video

Awakening Records have now released the official Save Me From Myself video on their Youtube channel.

As a video producer myself, I feel the urge to give it a min-review.

The video is filmed in black and white, which helps give the impression that Harris is alone with his thoughts, reflecting (as the Quran encourages).

Harris wears two outfits in the video – all black and all white outfit – both can be seen in the same shot. This possibly represents his ideal self and actual self. He is trying to move towards a life of good, but finds it difficult due to the challenges that this world presents.

At 2:36 he can be seen looking into the light before running, showing his determination and can-do attitude to succeed.

At 2:58 he smashes a mirror which could be seen as breaking free from his former self, and moving forward with a new start.

At 3:16 he is standing in the rain, with a smile. Many in the west may consider the rain to be a pest, however the Quran teaches us that rain is a blessing from Allah:

“It is He who sends down rain from the sky; from it is drink and from it (grows) vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture. He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.” (Quran 16:10-11)

Trivia – At 3:29 the mirror appears to be back together? Despite Harris smashing it a few scenes before. Do you think this was deliberate or an error? Comment below.

Overall the video is fantastic, making use of appropriate iconography and mis-en-scene to convey the message of the track.

Harris J – Save Me From Myself Lyrics

Le’ts go through the lyrics, calling out references to Quran and Hadith.

I want it all
I want it now
Forget about the consequences
I know that it’s bad, it’s better to wait – 1 
But sometimes I can be selfish
And the only sound I hear is right now
And all my patience gets locked out
I know that it’s wrong
And I want to change
I need You here with me

Chorus:
Allah, Allah, Allah
Save me from myself
Allah, Allah, Allah
Lord I need Your help – 2
Allah, Allah, Allah
Save me from myself – 3
Allah, Allah, Allah

Big lights pull me in every time
And it’s so hard to break a pattern
But I see it clear, what’s deep inside
Is the only thing that really matters
So tell me how, how to turn it around
Before my senses hit the ground
‘Coz I know that’s it’s wrong
And I want to change
I need You here with me

CHORUS

Save me from myself
‘Coz I tripped and fell
And there is nothing, nothing
that I won’t do
Oh, save me from myself
‘Coz I need Your help
And now I’m running, running
Back to You

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 I know that it’s bad, it’s better to wait

Indeed the Quran places emphasis on being patient. In fact it teaches that guiding towards patience is one of the requirements for being successful, and not at a loss.

“By time, Indeed mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience”  (Quran 103:1-3)

 

2 Lord I need Your help

One of the most beautiful things about Islam is that we can obtain help by simply asking Allah directly. There is no person or object between us and him. Calling on anyone or anything else is known as ‘Shirk’ and is the worst sin one can commit in Islam. In fact, it’s the only unforgivable sin in the religion.

Do not call onto any beings other than Allah. These are capable of neither benefit nor harm. To do so is therefore guilty of wrongdoing. When Allah inverts you with an affliction, none can remove it except Him.” (Quran 10:106-107)

“Verily, Allah forgives not the sin of setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom He wills sins other than that. And whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far from the path.” (Quran 4:116)

 

3 Save me from myself

The title of the track, and a powerful line indeed. Sometimes we are our own enemy. Human beings were not designed to be sinless, and success is not defined by the one who does not sin. Rather it is defined by the one who asks for forgiveness after they sin, and make an effort to stop that sin.

“And those who, when they have committed fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins; — and none can forgive sins but Allah — and do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know. For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Paradise), wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allah’s orders)” (Quran 3:135-136)

 

Final Thoughts

It’s fantastic to hear a track of this nature. I feel many can relate to the topic and the links to Islam are strong.

…but what did you think of the track? Leave a comment and rate the track using the star system below.

Lyrics: 9/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 9/10
References & Reflection: 9/10

IMH Rating: 47/50 

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