Let's face it, there are a load of brand new artists that are good, far too many for a single blogger like me to keep up with, yet at the same time there are only a handful as good as Eliza Shaddad. Someone I've written about and championed here time and time again. Never, ever, do I fail to be blown away when I see her perform live or when I get to hear a new track, it happened all over again yesterday with new track "Run".
"Run" follows the aggressive "Wars" and is the title track from Eliza's forthcoming EP, it contrasts with the earlier track which was direct and punched harder than anything Eliza had released before, this time it's a slow-burner starting with smoky vocals, sombre mood and delicate electric guitars. The lyrics similarly oppose the earlier track, pleading, pushing her lover away with the self-damning words 'get as far away from me, I'm trying to warn you, get as far as you can be'. The emotion and anguish in the words and delivery builds towards this tremendous relief of energy and feeling at the end of the track and this conclusion is truly superb, full of thick, beasty guitars and surging beats. I bloody love it. Of course I do.
The Run EP is due 18th March via Beatnik, closely followed by a UK tour which includes a date at London's Sebright Arms on the 31st - full dates.