Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. As a solo artist she works under the pseudonym Despicable Zee, creating wonky yet meditative lo-fi tunes, punctuated by biting rhythms. Now working with her own vocal and lyrical content, she layers melancholy, lazy melodies to shape a sound that sits somewhere between poetry and quiet rap. The songs are steeped in issues relating to identity, heritage, relationships and change – they sound like echoes of something, partially forgotten.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with women of all backgrounds to create something fresh which celebrates and acknowledges the achievements and struggle of women who have come before us.”