In the video for "The Valley," premiering today on The FADER, you see Sevdaliza before you hear her. Dressed in a black latex dress accessorized with elbow-length gloves and a ready-for-fall dark lip, the Iranian-Dutch artist menacingly twirls her hair while looking straight into the camera. Soon, her reverb-altered voice materializes over a mounting, gut-punching beat, which soundtracks a slate of costume and persona changes: she's alternately coy and topless save a pair of metallic pasties, smirking in a headscarf and oversized gold hoops, and dead-eyed and bored in a pink cowboy hat.
Here's Sev's cryptic explanation of the song and video: “She was like a drug, so overwhelming that she took one up a level in our emotions just by watching her. She was a natural entertainer, filled with talent and knowledge on many subjects, a keen sense of the world. I admired her as she performed for us, and I forgot the ugliness again.”
With "The Valley," Sevdaliza announces Children of Silk, an EP due out on November 18. Watch the brand-new video above, and stay tuned for more details about the project's release.