Iranian-Dutch artist Sevdaliza will follow up her 2020 album Shabrang with a new EP called Raving Dahlia on February 25.
As ever with the pop provocateur, there is much more going on than simply music, as Raving Dahlia takes on a concept of exploring the life of a ‘Femmenoid’ called Dahlia (seen in the cover art above), a literal physical being whom Sevdaliza has spent two years creating. She introduces herself by saying:
“Hello, I am Dahlia. The world’s first Femmenoid. I am specialized to serve the unrealistic expectations of women in modern society. If we want peace we prepare for war.”
Sevdaliza has also shared a song from the EP called “The Great Hope Design”, and says:
“’The Great Hope Design’ is a conceptual song about the feasibility of everything in our existence, which can be from the perception of your own truth to appearance, to A.I. In this song I question the truth and play with a futuristic universe.”
Across five minutes of futuristic and daunting techno pop, “The Great Hope Design” opens up a portal to a near future where AI are just as depressed as humans, and existence is a concept rather than a fact. On top of being lyrically and conceptually brilliant, it’s musically magnetic too.
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