Sevdaliza - One Armed Lullaby

The cool thing about Red Bull’s “20 Before” series – besides the fact that you get the music for free, of course – is that you’re bound to stumble onto a couple of gems from people you’ve never heard of before.

Iranian-born Sevdaliza, herself a graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy, was tapped for today’s “20 Before” release, giving Red Bull the greenlight to premiere her new single, “One Armed Lullaby.” It speaks, perhaps, to the universality of music, that a songbird residing in the Netherlands, can craft the kind of song anyone can relate to.

With Murky Beats – Sevdaliza’s longtime collaborator, who also added his touch to Sevdaliza’s breakout single, “That Other Girl”, at the top of this year – is on the boards handling production, lacing “One Armed Lullaby” with, well, a murky beat, that soon gives way to subtle drum taps and sweeping strings that stand out in contrast to Sevdaliza’s voice. And Sevdaliza’s vocals, definitely provide the “lullaby.” It wavers between ethereal and seductive on “One Armed Lullaby,” weaves along Murky Beats’ instrumental, and makes the three-minute track, feel so much shorter than it is.

Stream Sevdaliza’s “One Armed Lullaby” down below and grab it for free by way of Red Bull’s 20 Before 16 series here before the last remaining few downloads expire.

As a bonus, if you’re hungry for more Sevdaliza after “One Armed Lullaby,” you can stream the Dutch beauty’s recent Children of Silk EP down below.