Wednesday's Child

by Despicable Zee

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Wednesday’s Child is the second EP from Oxford-based producer and drummer Despicable Zee aka Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani. She creates wonky yet meditative lo-fi tunes, punctuated by biting rhythms.

Coming in at just under 10 minutes the work is steeped in issues relating to identity, heritage, relationships and change - the songs sound like echoes of something, partially forgotten.

This is the first time she has worked with her own vocal and lyrical content, layering melancholy, lazy melodies to shape a vocal sound that sits somewhere between poetry and quiet rap.

Whilst being a one-woman project, she has worked with samples of her newborn, and lullabies from her Irish mother and her grandmother in Iran. Wednesday’s Child attempts to reconcile different cultures, generations and memories that may be separated by thousands of miles, or thousands of years. In this she explores what motherhood means to her and tries to find her own place in a lineage, where the past and the future intersect.

Despicable Zee has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. She is the director of the Young Women’s Music Project, which continues to influence and inspire her. They currently hold the title of BBC Introducing Oxford’s artist of the year.

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released April 19, 2017

Additional vocals on Momani by Akram Yazdanian
Additional vocals on Boody Man by Geraldine Simmons
Written, performed and recorded by Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani
Mixed & Mastered by Alex Hehir
Information written by Iona Roisin


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