Eliza Shaddad – Wars
Eliza Shaddad shared “Wars”, the first single off her upcoming EP, Run, due out early 2016.
Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents, Eliza Shaddad is a descendent of a long line of artists and poets dating back to the 1800’s. Eliza’s great great grandfather was James Paterson, one of the Glasgow Boys – a group of artists challenging the style and subject of late Victorian Scottish painting.
‘Wars’ builds on songs from her ‘Waters’ EP (which was released last summer and had critical acclaim by international media) with a much fiercer overall sound. Whilst also harnessing elegant, nimble and bitter-sweet characteristics, ‘Wars’ washes over full of conviction and flashes of vitriol.
In her own words:
“Wars is the gateway to this whole release, it was the first song written for the EP, and the first sign of this more brutal sound. We were playing it live as a band and it was getting louder and grungier and crashier each time and it felt so good that when it came to recording I just wanted it to kind of implode. Lyrically it’s about fighting to hold something in, and I think musically we’ve created something that really supports that – ethereal, almost eerily controlled vocals gliding over a bed of increasingly rolling turmoil. Best unleashed loud.” – Eliza Shaddad