UK Avant Pop artist Zilla With Her Eyes Shut has a super unique and trippy sound, one that echoes in the coolest way for the song “Whiper Whisper.” Similar to FKA Twigs, Bjork, MIA, Roisin Murphy, and Grimes, we have a feeling you’ll really enjoy what she’s got to offer!
As described best by the press release, “‘Whisper Whisper’ is a twisted fairytale of a little girl and her imaginary friend who talks to her when she plays the piano as well as during the night. The friend dares to tackle subjects that the little girl is scared to talk about, revealing a deep anger towards her father and drawing plans to kill him his sleep.”
Zilla With Her Eyes Shut says:
“This story comes from the childhood trauma I went through, I started hearing whispers in my head when I was about 10, right about the time I started playing piano. It is a joyful track because the imaginary friend made me feel like I wasn’t alone and instead of acting out the violence, at least it only happened in my head as a big explosion of sounds, words and colours.”
Considering all of that, it’s no surprise that the sounds and creations that come from Zilla in her music aren’t what you’d conceive as a “normal instrument.” Objects that were sampled and used on the track include an old rhum bottle, blowing through pages of a book, a big stone, a light bulb, a pillow and a hair pin – all which create an even more intriguing playing field.
Check out the track below, and be sure to give the self-titled full album a listen, which is available now!