Sevdaliza questions existence on the art-pop premonition “The Great Hope Design”, announces Femmenoid concept EP

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.

Listen to “The Great Hope Design” below or on your preferred platform.

Sevdaliza’s Raving Dahlia EP comes out on February 25 through her own Twisted Elegance label (pre-order/save). You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

She’s also got these Euro dates in May:

May 05 Paris – La Gaité Lyrique 
May 06 London – Electric Brixton 
May 09 Antwerp – Trix 
May 10 Cologne – Gloria 
May 12 Amsterdam – Melkweg 
May 15 Zurich – Kaufleuten 
May 16 Prague – Lucerna Music Bar 
May 17 Berlin – Metropol 
May 19 Warsaw – Stodoła
May 21 Kyiv – Beletage 
May 24 Moscow – Mutabor 
May 25 Moscow – Mutabor 
May 27 St. Petersburg – Kosmonavt