Returning with her first single in two whole years, Naaz shares the phenomenal "Sad Violins". Glimmering with indie undertones, her artistry has expanded to showcase her as she now presents herself: an empowered woman.
A description of how she's transformed into a new person, "Sad Violins" talks through overcoming boundaries and embracing female empowerment. Because, quite frankly, we can rule the world if we damn well wanted to. With her whispered vocals emitting real Wolf Alice "Don't Delete the Kisses" vibes, the hushed tones feel like a call to arms to become who we truly desire to be. Rebirth can be incredibly transformative to our lives if we simply choose to leave the old us behind – so, shall we?
With the accompanying visuals including seven different Middle Eastern & North African (MENA) people wearing their own culture's traditional garments, "Sad Violins" promotes real inclusivity. Pushing women to the forefront and highlighting exactly what we can do – "MENA is more than war, oppression, violence" says Naaz. "We are artists, musicians, models, cooks, whatever! We can be anything you can be."- the track offers support to those stuck in the cocoons of everyday mundanity and the barriers society deems to place on us.
Telling us more about the track and her return to the music world, Naaz explains: "The music video for "Sad Violins" not only processes my liberating experience, but was also one itself, being the first music video that I ever directed all by myself. Made independent, with a team of only my chosen family. It is filmed through the lens of an angry eye, trying to overpower me but failing as I sing fiercely back into it. I let the sad violins narrate the darkness out of my life, the birds are chirping again. The crickets are singing. I am a woman of the world, no borders will ever limit me."
"Sad Violins" is the first track to be released from Naaz's debut album.