All female New York five-piece Habibi return with their first new single in four years. "Nedayeh Bahar" is an unpretentious garage rock jam with a soothing melody that's hard to get out of your head.
The Farsi song title "Nedayeh Bahar" translates to "Song of Spring" and is a hypnotic slice of psychedelic, '60s-inspired pop along the lines of famous American acts such as The Shangri-Las and The Ronettes. Speaking with Oyster, who premiered the new single, lead singer Rahill Jamalifard had this to say about being in an all female group;
I don’t want to be called a girl group because I don’t like being labeled. I can’t control that I’m a woman singing with four other women. But that doesn’t give you the right to write my story for me. It’s the same thing with our politics. I get it, I’m writing songs in Farsi. But that doesn’t mean that I’m an Iranian nationalist or loyal Muslim. We just make the kind of music we like.
"Nedayeh Bahar" is taken from Habibi's forthcoming EP Cardamom Garden, set for release March 2.