Saadi Premieres Video For Snowyman
The brash, alluring, genre-bending voice of Syria-born, NYC-soaked Boshra Saadi is rekindled — a flash over the February tundra — on the mesmerizing new single “Snowyman“. A wild masala of urgent, dark vocals whipped around fiercely tribal beats, the dizzying track comes straight from the intersection of New Wave and post-punk (or maybe nowhere near that, perhaps it’s spinning wildly on a corner of the dance floor all its own). Either way, it’s innovation, with a seductive mystical-lyrical overtone.
Saadi’s new video illustrates the ancient Indonesian folklore of Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan. The story tells of love and deception and the resulting forlornness that ensues from this deceit. The video is directed by Nerenda Eid and features Wayang Kinekt technology and animation by Antonius Wiriadjaja.
The Snowyman 7-inch is available now from Dither Down and features the original mix alongside a stripped down, lonesome rapturous indie pop remix contributed by New Jersey outfit Delicate Steve.
On the digital EP, Brooklyn duo Prince Rama’s plains-driftin’ Joy Division-hintin’ wall-of-distortion fades into the dizzy dub of Victor Rice into the glorious electric spasms of Parisian Lazy Flow. All the mixes share the quality of bringing out (each in its own way) the haunting, bewitching lyrics of one of the most exciting emerging artists in the shapeless, sleepless city.