emir taha – Lades

Photo / Hasan Kuyucu

Track of the week. Anatolian psych-R&B fusion artist emir taha returns with one of the most impressive releases of the month so far.

Produced together with Jay Moon (duckwrth, Col3trane), ‘Lades’ is an arresting song that is conceptually experimental while also maintaining a dreamy and melancholic essence.

“‘Bile bile lades’ is a Turkish idiom which means doing something that you know is futile. You know you’ll lose at the end but you still do it, knowing that it’s gonna harm you. It’s like taking a bite of the forbidden fruit. It will taste sweet at first but you know it’s going to poison you. Sort of like wilful ignorance. I wrote it about something I knew I had to get rid of, but still kept anyway.”

The track comes ahead of the artist’s sold-out debut UK headline show at The Waiting Room on May 18th.

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