Iranian beauty and Esquire’s ‘Music Artist of the Year 2018’, Layla Kardan has challenged Middle Eastern social conventions with the release of her new album. Influenced by queens of soul such as Erykah Badu and Nina Simone, Kardan has managed to capture the hearts of audiences in United Arab Emirates with her smokey, soulful voice and the important message she conveys.
Kardan wishes to re-educate the Western audience in terms of a woman’s role in Middle Eastern society by breaking the cultural shackles and also illustrating the vulnerability of a woman living in a ‘man’s world’.
In the album Saved Karden demonstrates a blend of pop, jazz, Middle Eastern and RnB rythmns, with infectious songs like Goddess, Closer and All the Beauty. An Australian national living in the United Arab Emirates, yet Belgium born with an Iranian Heritage, it’s easy to see how this mix of cultures has allowed a formulation of flavours from across the world that have influenced her style and songs.
With rave reviews from the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Pop Sugar and Savoir Flair, LAYLA KARDAN represents ethnic euphoria on a global stage through her melodic riffs and rhythmic beats and captivates her audience with true flair.