It's in her blood. Eliza Shaddad comes from Sudanese and Scottish parentage, fuelled by a long line of artists, poets and non-comformists stretching back across generations.
So in way, we should come to expect the unexpected from this London based newcomer. Already gaining success as a vocalist with Clean Bandit, Eliza Shaddad is now set to focus on her solo career.
Debut EP 'Waters' drops on June 9th, and it's a curious introduction. Sure, the textures and sounds are rooted in folk but the tense delivery, the jagged material means that Shaddad really fits into a space of her own.
The title cut is a case in point. Meditative fare, Eliza Shadded's taut delivery recalls Nina Simone in its quiet, simmering ferocity.
Check it out below.
Photo Credit: Luca Cambri