Sevdaliza – Habibi

Habibi, the new single from Iranian-Dutch singer, songwriter and record producer Sevdaliza, is extraordinarily good. Beautiful, delicate piano and her trademark otherworldly strings pitched against churning, seething, raging background atmospherics and the occasional apocalyptic bass note to remind you not to get too comfortable. It’s a masterclass in tension and a reminder that Sevdaliza is operating in a space entirely of her own making.