Ayah Marar

Ayah Marar Does “Beg Borrow Steal” Acoustically: Idolator Sessions

Robbie Daw | October 31, 2013 - 9:24 am

Following the global success of Ayah Marar’s latest pair-up with pal Calvin Harris, the breezy dance track “Thinking About You,” the London-based singer has now moved on to her own single “Beg Borrow Steal.” The Will Simms-produced track appears on Marar’s recently-released debut LP The Real, and while promoting the album late this past summer, Ayah… More »


Ayah Marar Follows Up Calvin Harris Collaboration With “Beg Borrow Steal”: Watch The Video

Robbie Daw | October 29, 2013 - 9:55 am

Late in the summer, Calvin Harris and Ayah Marar hit the Top 10 in various European countries with their latest pair-up “Thinking About You,” a song Marar performed acoustically (and quite beautifully) when she dropped by our office. On he cusp of that particular success, Ayah has pinpointed “Beg Borrow Steal,” an uplifting dance track… More »


Popping Up: Ayah Marar

Robbie Daw | August 22, 2013 - 8:26 am

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

You’ve heard her voice on several Calvin Harris tracks, including current single “Thinking About You,” and maybe you even caught her lovely acoustic performance of that particular song here… More »



Ayah Marar’s Acoustic Performance Of Calvin Harris’ “Thinking About You”: Watch

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2013 - 7:04 am

You’ve seen Calvin Harris’ sexy, violent “Thinking About You” music video, wherein singer Ayah Marar’s boat is taken over by a pack of menacing pirates. And in Idolator’s review of Harris’ 18 Months LP last fall, I raved of the ’90s house throwback, “You can’t go wrong with ‘Thinking About You,’ which features vocals by… More »


Calvin Harris & Ayah Marar’s “Thinking About You” Video: See The Violent, NSFW Clip

Robbie Daw | July 15, 2013 - 10:26 am

What Calvin Harris’ latest single is lacking in established star power, he makes up for with sex and violence in its accompanying music video. Of course, that’s not to detract from up-and-coming vocalist Ayah Marar — she’s an absolute dynamo, and ’90s house throwback “Thinking About You,” as I’ve mentioned before, is probably the best… More »


Calvin Harris & Ayah Marar’s “Thinking About You” Will Be The Next ’18 Months’ Single: Listen

Robbie Daw | May 31, 2013 - 9:44 am

News came this morning that Calvin Harris will see a ninth (!!) single issued off his pretty fantastic 18 Months LP — the Ayah Marar-featuring “Thinking About You.” This is great news, given that “Thinking About You” is the best song on the album, a hidden gem tucked away as the last track.

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Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months’: Album Review

Robbie Daw | October 30, 2012 - 5:45 am

Calvin Harris’ third LP 18 Months (out today, October 30) starts not with a bang, but with a minute-and-a-half-long instrumental (save for a loop of a female voice uttering “oh”) called “Green Valley.” It’s a very brief respite before the hits coming rolling in like a locomotive — and, really, 18 MonthsMore »