Sevdaliza

“Heart is sick. She’s a maverick. And a mad, mad woman,” sings Sevdaliza on her single “Mad Woman”, a dark and cool pop song on which every tone and every sound seems to react to her words – and you will, too, as soon as the Teheran-born and Netherlands-raised artist conquers the Melt stage. Sevdaliza is not only an exceptionally gifted singer and a strong lyricist, but a walking “Gesamtkunstwerk” who has never delivered anything half-baked – that goes for her debut album “ISON”, her unique videos and her live shows, of course.

It’s also worth memorising one or two of her verses. This one from her track “Hero”, for instance: “Depression is a virus that can undermine us. Heroes never cry. Headaches, blend all. Work hard, spend all. Character assassination. An inverted phase. The enemy is us.“ Let’s think about that one for a while …