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Scottish Singer Eliza Shaddad Advises Caution On Turbulent New Song “Run”

Run from me far and fast as you can, before I ruin you.

February 10, 2016

Half-Scottish, half-Sudanese artist Eliza Shaddad's follow up to her arresting, guitar-driven first single "Wars" is a decidedly different affair. "Run" sees the folk singer's lilting Scottish brogue soar over roiling percussion as she gets nakedly confessional.

I must warn you, get as far away from me/I'm trying to warn you, get as far as you can be, she intones, marking "Run" as an anti-love song, with Shaddad alerting her lover to the possibility of heartbreak when it's abundantly clear that they're both already in too deep to get out. As she told The FADER over email: "This song is a resounding warning, given too late. It's been more demanding than any other to write and record, but for that, I think, it might also be more rewarding. It's a slower burn; full of sub-sections and dynamic shifts and thickening emotion; and it's a beast of a track to play live."

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Eliza Shaddad's Run EP drops on the 18th of March via Beatnik, followed by a UK tour. Grab tickets here.

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