Nearly a year after The 405 spoke with Eliza Shaddad, the singer-songwriter - born to Scottish and Sudanese parents - has returned with her latest venture, 'Wars'.

The "brutal" single (as Shaddad calls it) is the first since last year's Waters EP yet still manages to build from the strength of the May 2014 release. Shaddad once again pairs with producer Chris Bond on the effect, the same Mercury Prize-nominated producer who helped out Shaddad on her last work. The single itself comes from her newest EP Run, expected out some time next year.

On the work, Shaddad notes; "Wars is the gateway to this whole release, it was the first song written for the EP, and the first sign of this more brutal sound. We were playing it live as a band and it was getting louder and grungier and crashier each time and it felt so good that when it came to recording I just wanted it to kind of implode. Lyrically it’s about fighting to hold something in, and I think musically we’ve created something that really supports that – ethereal, almost eerily controlled vocals gliding over a bed of increasingly rolling turmoil. Best unleashed loud."

Listen to 'Wars' below.