The wait is over: The long and eagerly awaited album „Raving Dahlia“ by Sevdaliza is out now.
Sevdaliza ushers in new era with „Raving Dahlia“ EP out today
“DISTRACTED BY THE
NEEDING YOU TO BE
A CIVILIZED CONSUMER
A PERFECT MOTHER
A BEAUTIFUL WIFE
THERE IS AN ESSENTIAL YOU
WANTING TO REALIZE ITSELF
To understand, I recreated a perfect self. To understand is to forget about perfection. I know nothing more simultaneously false and telling than the statement by Leonardo da Vinci that we cannot love or hate something until we’ve understood it.” Sevdaliza
Iranian-Dutch Sevdaliza has become one of our generation’s leading artistic voices through her revered sonic exploration and continuous desire to push boundaries. Today, she releases her new Raving Dahlia EP via her own label, Twisted Elegance. Including recent tracks “HOMONCULUS – OH MY GOD”, “The Great Hope Design” and “High Alone”, the project signifies the arrival of a new era for Sevdaliza. Mirroring her own personal evolution, the body of work showcases Sevdaliza expanding the parameters of her critically acclaimed signature electronic sound into new realms.
The artists‘ new project Raving Dahlia was born conceptually out of her personal experience asa woman in the music industry. As happens throughout virtually all working environments, women are subject to high pressures to comply with unrealistic expectations of how a female artist should look, talk, act and think like. The aim of Raving Dahlia is thus to empower women and provide them with their freedom of choice and ability to define their own standards of „perfection“- against any societal stereotype or convention.
In order to bring her art to life, Sevdaliza built a Femmenoid– a robot version of herself- which in a post from November 21′ describes as being able to „handle your life, because I am exactly what society wants from me. I can sing and dance like you, I can produce your music without sleeping, I will not gain or lose weight, my skin won’t wrinkle, my hair won’t turn grey, neither will I become sick or old. I don’t sleep, I don’t get tired. I am predictable in my behavior, I am programmed to the societal expectations and most importantly, in my recent updates I have been instructed to not say anything out of the ordinary because I don’t have an opinion, therefore I can not be criticized“.
Picture courtesy of Rein Kooyman