Track Of The Day: Eliza Shaddad – ‘This Is My Cue’

Gentle reverb and gorgeous vocals permeate Eliza Shaddad‘s new single ‘This Is My Cue’, taken from her upcoming album Future, released on the 26th of October via Beatnik Creative.

Recorded in the same studio in Devon where she worked on her Run & Waters EPs with Mercury-nominated collaborator Chris Bond, ‘This Is My Cue’ is an atmospheric break-up song that quietly broods before breaking away from a bad relationship. Speaking about the track, Eliza explains: “This song is about freedom and anguish and trying to find the strength of mind to end things.”

Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents and raised across seven countries, Eliza is the descendant of a long line of progressive artists and academics dating back to the 1800s. She holds an MPhil in Philosophy, speaks four languages and is a graduate in Jazz from the Guildhall School.

Her academic accolades are impressive enough, but Eliza also finds time to run events as part of female arts collective Girls Girls Girls, which she co-founded with fellow musician Samantha Lindo, and which works to empower women within the arts through special cross-disciplinary events across the UK, and to raise awareness and funding for the anti-Female genital mutilation charity ‘Orchid Project’.

With a work ethic this strong, Eliza’s career is sure to blossom in to something wonderful. Listen to ‘This Is My Cue’ below and follow Eliza Shaddad on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Mel Tjeong

Kate Crudgington