Confessional singer-songwriter Eliza Shaddad gets poignantly nostalgic on new single Girls, out now via Big Indie Records.
An ode to one of Eliza’s oldest friends, Girls is a refreshingly candid take on what it’s like to grow up in an all girls school and the relationships you build. Talking about the track, Eliza elaborates, “it lays bare how scary it was, standing on the sidelines, growing older, watching someone deal with some insanely hard human experiences, unable to find a way to connect with them about it.” The first taste of Shaddad’s forthcoming EP – which navigates through multiple forms of withdrawal and isolation and was recorded in a remote bungalow in the wilds of Cornwall – Girls combines chiming dream-pop with shimmering indie-rock sensibilities to create a sound that is both tantalisingly sentimental and assertively modern. Eliza’s soft, breathy vocals reminiscent of the likes of Daughter’s Elena Tonra and Marika Hackman.
Girls is taken from Eliza’s new EP, due for release early next year.