It's been a long time since I bought an album and have just become lost in it, playing it over and over again. Each song will stay with me for a long time Eliza, thanks heaps!
Favorite track: Always.
After her debut EP, Waters, that hit critical acclaim receiving airplay across BBC Radio 1, 2, 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, Amazing Radio, KCRW, and strong support from The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, i-D Magazine, and The 405, Eliza Shaddad returns with her follow up EP ‘Run’.
The differences between the Waters EP and Eliza's new EP could not be starker. Any prettiness, however sparse, we had on the London-based Scots-Sudanese singer's debut EP has been replaced a whole lot of grit and dirt, we can hear this in Shaddad's voice which sounds like it's been given freedom to roam and prowl.
Whilst also harnessing elegant, nimble and bitter-sweet characteristics, turbulent ‘Run’ washes over full of conviction and flashes of vitriol as well as exciting fans of things to come for her debut album.
“She gets nakedly confessional” - Fader
“With each passing track, Eliza Shaddad is demanding more of our attention, and the feelings are growing” - The Line Of Best Fit
“Anyone who enjoyed the excellent recent album by Daughter will lap this up, while there's more than a shade of her countrymen The Twilight Sad's darkness. Hugely impressive stuff” - Shortlist
“A literate, emotive edge that is both intelligent and completely humane” - CLASH
released March 18, 2016
All songs written by Eliza Shaddad
Performed by Eliza Shaddad, Chris Bond,
Bear Bond at Deep Litter Studios, Devon
Engineer: Bear Bond
Producer: Chris Bond
Mixing: Catherine Marks
Mastering: John Davis
Cover photography: Melanie Tjoeng
Four super songs from Sarah; all beautifully structured, sung and produced. There's a real brooding intensity to the messages built into these tracks – feelings that aren't quickly forgotten. Michael Reilly