Eliza Shaddad gets poignantly nostalgic on single ‘Girls’

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7.5

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London singer-songwriter Eliza Shaddad gets poignantly nostalgic in her new single ‘Girls’.

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.

Catch Eliza Shaddad live next at Pop Brixton on November 6th in association with Big Indie Records, in partnership with The Line of Best Fit.

Summary

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.
7.5

ICM Rating

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