"When you go through many lives, you have many heroes," Sevdaliza told me earlier this year, when we spoke for her GEN F profile. "Hero," the new single from her upcoming debut album, ISON, is about the very first idol so many of us have: our mothers.
The production starts off sparse, spotlighting Sevdaliza's anguished vocals. The post-dubstep programming eventually turns tragic and crystalline, like a massive chandelier crashing to the ground. "I could never make you love me," she sings on the hook. But "Hero" explores rejection rather than swims in it, asking what our own perceptions might be doing to encourage our unhappiness. Sevdaliza shared a short passage over email about the song:
"remember how life was given to you
by the grace of your mother's womb
it called you to become conscious"
ISON will be released in 2017. Read Sevdaliza's GEN F profile, and check out her upcoming tour dates.
5/10 - Berlin - Prince Charles (tickets)
5/11 - Warsaw - Patio Credit 9 (tickets)
5/12 - London (sold out)
5/14 - Amsterdam - Pllek (tickets)
5/15 - Oslo - Park Theater Scene (tickets)
5/16 - Paris - Badaboum (tickets)
5/23 - Los Angeles - Echoplex (tickets)
5/25 - New York City - Webster Hall (tickets on sale April 7)