As the daughter of Iranian refugees in Germany, MADANII explores feelings of otherness in her lyrics. Together with her partner in crime, LLUCID, she blends traditional Iranian instruments like ney, santur and kamanche with futuristic synth hooks and a booming bass with middle-eastern percussion all while Iranian melodies shimmer through her singing style. This display of ambiguity in times when a prevalent fear in societies of the ‘unknown other’ is undoubtedly on the rise serves almost as a deliberate provocation. Rather than deferring to simple black and white thinking, MADANII & LLUCID are embracing the paradox and reclaiming their otherness.
With their new single “Say Something” they are our artist of the month! “Say Something” follows up after the release of their single, “Sober”. “Sober” received a raving premiere from Germany’s Kaltblut Magazine, and was published on UK’s MrSuicideSheep with over 11 mio subscribers. After only a month since release, ‘Sober’ now has over 100k plays on Spotify.