Critically acclaimed Sudanese-Scottish artist Eliza Shaddad returns to the fore with the release of new single Blossom, out now via Rosemundy Records/Wow and Flutter. Blossom is a love letter to growth, renewal, and hope. A song which perfectly encapsulates that timeless yearning for longer days and the sweet thrill of feeling them begin. Eliza spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as plans for the rest of the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Blossom?

It’s been bloody wonderful! It feels so good to have new music out in the world again and I feel so stoked about how it’s going down! Am kind of bowled over to be honest by lovely reaction from fans and friends, and the radio and press coverage.  I think the timing, with the first signs of spring and warm weather have really helped it sing 🙂 

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

It’s a love letter to growth, renewal, and hope.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

I have loads of new music to come! Leading up to a bigger project release later in the year:)) I’m working on live a lot at the moment, preparing for when we can get back to it – routing tours and planning a madly ambitious livestream event with the help of the Arts Council and Jerwood Arts for the summer too.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

Oooh that’s hard to say:). There’s a lot of venues I love more because of the vibe than the venue – they have wicked staff, or catering, or it’s in a really beautiful town, or we’ve just had absolutely brilliant crowds there… but probably the venue I felt the most excited playing so far was the Palladium in London.  So many of the absolute greats have played there, it had so much history and is so jaw-droppingly beautiful, I loved it!  The next place I’m looking forward to playing haha is almost anywhere on an actual stage in front of actual humans:) But..in terms of places I’d really love to start touring further afield as well as at home – maybe check out South America, Australia, Japan:)