Last month when I talked about Eliza Shaddad and a live track called "When We" I said this; 'Eliza has perfected this knack of making a beautiful song and singing it beautifully'. There's no further proof of the truth in that statement than this, her new track "You For Me", the first song to be taken from her new EP Waters which is due June 16th via Beatnik Creative on digital/vinyl and is available to pre-order now.
Labelled as a radio edit and yet six minutes in length (that's the same length as Bohemian Rhapsody, a story I'm sure we've all heard) the track epitomises the soft and graceful style of Eliza's music. "You For Me" really is as pretty a moment as I've heard all year, a genuine love song with ringing guitar patterns and a delicate, haunting backdrop which slowly introduces Eliza's stunning vocals, gorgeous and defiant, here coupled with lyrics as optimistic and heartfelt as you're ever likely to hear. "You For Me" is the sort of track that will bring you to a stand still whatever you are doing - simply magical.
Eliza has a couple of gigs in London this very weekend, I'm planning on heading there myself. Details via her Facebook page. The record is super cheap too - you know what to do.