- Words Yasmine Dankwah
Eliza Shaddad takes us on a journey with her melancholically nostalgic single ‘Girls’ via Big Indie Records.
Meet the singer-songwriter and producer who is making a name for herself amongst the stars – Eliza Shaddad. After the release of her debut album Future last year, the Scottish-Sudanese artist has received lots of praise from all avenues, from Rolling Stone and The Sunday Times to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. Having toured with the likes of Kate Tempest, Oh Wonder and James Bay, it is safe to say that her reputation when it comes to live performance is solid.
Recorded in a bungalow in Cornwall, Eliza’s upcoming single ‘Girls’ seamlessly interweaves pop, grunge and indie rock to create a piece that is gentle and wistful in tone. When discussing the single, Eliza explains “it lays bare how scary it was, standing on the sidelines, growing older, watching someone deal with some insanely hard human experiences, unable to connect with them about it”. It’s a track that highlights an inability to get through to someone despite sharing a wealth of memories and experiences with them. Throughout the piece, there is a constant yearning for that person to open up and “be found”.
‘Girls’ is the debut single taken from Eliza’s new EP which is out next year. But if you can’t wait, you can catch her next at Pop Brixton on 6th November.