There's something viscerally heartwrenching about Sevdaliza's voice—the way it goes from a soft whisper to an icy peak, cutting through the silences she employs strategically in her music. In the empty spaces between eery strings and clacketing drums, her vocals are an instrument of their own.
On "Men Of Glass," a single from her forthcoming four-track EP Children of Silk, the Netherlands-based artist says as much with sounds as she does with words. When she sings Some lives were meant to be apart in a layered falsetto, the groaning beat echoes that sentiment back to her. Rome Fortune comes through with a similarly themed verse, condensing a lifetime of emotions into a handful of fluid bars.
"I just remember sitting there with him feeling nothing. Nothingness and numbness and all of those things I used to fear. I could see him clearly through the noise," she told The FADER cryptically over email.
Listen below, and grab a free download of "Men Of Glass" here. Sevdaliza's EP Children of the Silk is out on November 18th.