Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

The Captivating Performance Of Rising Songstress Sevdaliza Through Her Debut Visual For “Human”

“We are captivated by the dark-haired siren, and want to know more,” i-D Magazine tells of Sevdaliza, the Iranian-born, Netherland-based music artist that’s currently captivating all ends of the contemporary culture realm. “Sevdaliza’s commanding stage show reminded [us] of The xx and Daughter: The mix of organic and electronic sounds make quite the impact” says renown American radio station NPR of her live performance. But what we have here is a new piece of art from the songstress, a masterpiece in both visual and sound that has us transfixed from the first second to the last. It’s her latest visual effort for “Human,” a record that will be featured on her upcoming debut album set for drop next year.

By the time I was 16, I left home. When you get thrown into a big world like that, it’s not simple — you either survive or you don’t.

While the burgeoning artists’ music video can be appreciated as an isolated work of artistic entertainment, there’s much more to Sevdaliza; her story serves to flesh out who she is as a musician, which in turn only makes you appreciate every fiber of what she’s portraying even more. Skillful as an autodidactic singer, songwriter, record producer, director and composer, Sevdaliza took it upon herself to break free from her world of struggle which started off as being the daughter of political refugees, and as such, lived her early life in an uninhabitable home. She has since gone through several walks of life, including traveling the world as a professional athlete, hitting a rock-bottom moment, and then finding herself again through the realization that making art is in fact her destiny.

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That art comes in the form of music that seamlessly blends elements of breakbeat, triphop, grime, punk and experimental sounds. Coupled with her tenacity to be involved in all creative aspects of what she puts out, and you’ve got yourself what you see before you: “Human.” But while we’re still relishing her latest effort, per previous works are not to be missed – you can (and should) check out her Soundcloud page here. So without further ado, watch the official video for “Human” in the jump above, and look out for her debut album to drop soon.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.