Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents with deep artistic heritage, Eliza Shaddad draws from a rich wealth of creative resource. A descendent of a…Read More
Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents with deep artistic heritage, Eliza Shaddad draws from a rich wealth of creative resource. A descendent of a long line of artists and poets dating back to the 1800’s, Eliza’s great great grandfather was James Paterson, one of the Glasgow Boys – a group of artists challenging the style and subject of late Victorian Scottish painting.
Title track Run, revealed today, harnesses that power of provocation; “Run from me far and fast as you can before I ruin you”, Shaddad cries. It’s a deeply confessional sentiment, damning and yet liberating, and as unyielding as it is helplessly fragile.
“This song has a life of its own, and I think half our total studio time was probably spent just trying to tame it. It’s merciless in parts, musically, and lyrically, and a total beast to play live; getting to the end in one piece can actually be kind of cathartic.”