Eliza Shaddad returns with new single One Last Embrace!
Formidable singer-songwriter Eliza Shaddad returns with her incandescent new single, One Last Embrace, due for release on 6th December 2019.
Her darkest release yet, One Last Embrace combines elements of alternative rock, indie and grunge to create fuzz-filled sonic soundscapes that are brimming with attitude. Distorted guitar riffs, pulsating drum grooves and impassioned vocals are at the forefront, instantly reminiscent of the likes of PJ Harvey or Veruca Salt. Of the track, Eliza explains, “One Last Embrace is about a burning, swirling, completely irrational, totally overwhelming vortex of desire. That moment when you know something is wrong and over, but you want it all the same.” This is the second single to be released from Eliza’s forthcoming EP Sept ~ Dec.
Equally at home perusing murder ballads and decoding Arabic scales, Eliza’s singular artistry is the product of an incredibly diverse and borderless upbringing. Raised across seven countries, she is the daughter of a Sudanese astrophysicist and a Scottish diplomat. A multi-linguist with a philosophy degree, Eliza studied Jazz at London’s Guildhall before self-producing her first EP, recorded at the studio of Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson. She then signed to UK label Beatnik Creative and released two critically acclaimed EPs, working with Mercury-nominated long time collaborator Chris Bond. Championed by tastemakers such as Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and supported by the likes of Wonderland, i-D Magazine and FADER, the EPs set the stage for an artist thriving on producing work abundant in sincerity and empowerment.
Eliza released her debut album Future in 2018, receiving praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, MOJO, Refinery29 and The Sunday Times. Named a Rising Star of 2019 by the BBC, her reputation for powerful live shows has seen her touring extensively, playing dates with the likes of Kate Tempest, Oh Wonder, Lucy Rose, James Bay, and Turin Brakes. She has also collaborated with award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou and contemporary jazz group Hansu-Tori and is a founding member of seven-year-strong female arts collective Girls Girls Girls, which works to empower women within the arts, and to raise awareness and funding for the anti-female genital mutilation charity Orchid Project.
Catch Eliza Shaddad live next year as she embarks on her latest UK tour in March 2020:
9th March – Crofters Rights – Bristol
10th March – The Cuban Embassy – Birmingham
11th March – The Eagle Inn – Manchester
12th March – The Hug & Pint – Glasgow
17th March – The Hope and Ruin – Brighton
19th March – The Scala – London