Naaz Explores The Symbiotic Relationship Between Light & Darkness In “damage :(”


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UK artist Naaz dives deeper into the dark headspace that comes with the territory of growing up in her new single “damage :(.“ Melodically, it’s a broody emotive piece where Naaz beckons us into an intimate, self-reflective spotlight where she finds hope within despair. It’s a raw depiction that has all the sensibilities of power pop where Naaz starts from a dim corner before rising with her booming voice. Stream below:

On her new single, Naaz explained:

“My new song ‘damage :(‘ started as a page in my diary. Writing helps me make my thinking more compact, instead of having thoughts scattered like rain, they’re just nicely collected in a hurricane. Once it passes by, it’s damaging, but done with. It’s like I’m delaying my pain, in return for a small rush. It helps though, this was the page I wrote that inspired the song.

‘Sometimes you reach an all-time low, where even your easiest habits become hard to carry out. Everyday life becomes a new adventure as everything in your life becomes unknown. You lose perspective and your grip on reality follows. Nothing is what it used to be anymore so all you can take are baby steps. You are now a child and a mother of yourself at the same time. As you lie in your bed, incapable of getting out, you worry about how the world will perceive you. Disassociated from yourself, you look in the mirror thinking you just discovered an alien on earth. Your interpretation of what people think of you is based only on what your demons say. You can not rely on your mind anymore, everything it says is inadmissible. Your credibility is gone, start over. Insecurities lead the way but they don’t know which way to go. You broke a new record, finally wrecked it, there’s nothing left to do, but find peace and love in the damage.”

The single is a taste of Naaz’s upcoming new EP the beautiful struggle, which goes deeper into her vulnerability. Naaz will be hitting the road next month and supporting Melanie Martinez in December, so don’t miss her:


15 – Music und Frieden , Berlin

16 – Yuca, Cologne

17 – Hakken, Hamburg

20 – AB Club, Brussels

22 – Hasard Ludique, Paris


20 – King Tut’s, Glasgow

22 – Green Room, Dublin

24 – Deaf Institute, Manchester

26 – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham

27 – Camden Assembly, London


02 – Green Room, Dublin (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

04 – 02 Academy, Glasgow (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

05 -O2 Apollo, Manchester (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

06 – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

08 – O2 Academy, Birmingham (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

09 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

10 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

11 – Bitterzoet, amsterdam

12 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam (Supporting Melanie Martinez)

17 – Docks, Hamburg (Supporting Melanie Martinez)