Iranian-Dutch star Sevdaliza is approaching the release of her truly intriguing new EP, Raving Dahlia, which takes on a concept of exploring the life of a ‘Femmenoid’ called Dahlia. We’ve heard “Homunculus (Oh My God)” and “The Great Hope Design”, and today she shares another new one called “High Alone”.
It seems Raving Dahlia is not only adventurous in its themes, but in its sonic palette too, as it finds Sevdaliza expanding on the sounds we usually associate with her music. “High Alone” is another perfect example, as it takes on a streamlined rock sound with some elements of psych tinging the dark blue synth-driven lament. Her voice is almost monotone as she fully embodies the down-and-out feeling of the record, of being isolated and uncertain of the point of existence. There’s beauty to be found in the piano and harp adornments that are flecked around the production – but they only seem the make the character’s sadness feel even more acute, like hope flickering just out of reach.
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