Born in Azerbaijan, EMINZADA has spent his life living between his home country, as well as Turkey, the USA and London. From day one, there was no doubt that his music was going to be infused with a rich variety of different sounds and inspirations and his new EP, Don’t Tell My Mother is evident of just that.
A complete whirlwind of genres, instruments and stories from his life, the six-track EP is a colorful representation of who he is as an individual and the journey that got him to where he is today. The artist confides, “I was going through genre and style transitions throughout the preparations of this EP, learning to become comfortable with myself. However, by taking each step towards my comfort zone – I kept saying – ‘Don’t tell my mother!’”
Peeling back the layers of himself, with every track, we get to see more and more into the artist's life. The metamorphosis from indie pop at the beginning of the EP, to the dark electronic songs at the finale, represents EMINZADA becoming more comfortable within his own skin, no longer afraid to show the world his true self. Despite the EP being a personal reflection of the artist, many of his songs are very relatable, as he speaks about relationships, family and lovers. From moments of infatuation in songs such as “Aries Soulmate” and “Beautiful Long Hair,” to the realization of toxic people in “Sociopath” and “Beggar,” EMINZADA covers it all.
Sonically, the EP pays tribute to the singer's heritage as he explains, “I have experimented with incorporating Middle Eastern musical elements into their music, such as using traditional instruments, incorporating Arabic or Persian vocal styles, or blending Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies with modern electronic production techniques. This can create a new, hybrid sound that reflects both my individual creative vision and the cultural influences that have shaped my musical identity.”
Don’t Tell My Mother is unlike anything else you’ve heard. Demonstrating his individuality, EMINZADA is forging his own path, refusing to fit the molds and expectations of others.