Iranian multi-hyphenate Sevdaliza has delivered a new single and video titled “Joanna,” the third offering from her forthcoming album out later this summer.
Continuing to bolster her collaborative partnership with longtime producer Mucky, “Joanna” is another haunting offering from the avant-garde maven, unleashing plaintive poetics about unrequited love from a woman named Joanna. “Joanna, with your folded cards/The narcissist woman/Joanna, courteous clairvoyant/Please stop ruining me woman,” she croons atop ghostly strings.
“Joanna captures the universal story of unrequited love,” Sevdaliza shares about the single. “It is a reflection of the unbearable suffering crawling into our lives in different shapes. Joanna is the kind of love that has loved deeply and lost deeply. The kind of love that does not die. The kind of love that is hidden in a secret place, hungry, curled and wounded. You never have to worry about it’s ending. Joanna has endless potential to live on. For some fortunate, you will be able to experience her. For some fortunate, you will be able to escape her.”
The single follows the equally-haunting “Lamp Lady” from March, as well as her protest song “Oh My God” from January. As we eagerly await the release of her highly-anticipated forthcoming project, catch “Joanna” above.
For more new music, make sure to check out Moodymann’s new album Taken Away.