Yesterday, perennial PopMatters fave Eliza Shaddad released her latest powerful single, “Now You’re Alone”, ahead of a new tour. Yes, you heard that right. Touring is coming back for fans and musicians, and you’ll not want to miss Shaddad, as she creates emotionally powerful pop music performed with passion and meaning. “Now You’re Alone” is the third single from her latest album, The Woman You Want, releasing 16 July.
Shaddad’s vocals soar to the skies on this song, backed by huge orchestral swells and indie rock elements. It’s a song born of the pandemic’s forced isolation. As such, it begins slowly with vocals, guitar, and drums, sounding as lonely as the spare landscape of the song. Then, it builds and grows as orchestral elements rise in intensity as Shaddad’s becomes more pressing and urgent. “I was feeling apart from the world and raging against that, watching the news every day and feeling like I wanted to scream, so I wrote a song you can scream-sing to,” says Shaddad.
Hear “Now You’re Alone” on the PopMatters Picks Spotify playlist.
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