Posts Tagged ‘shura’

April 27, 2017

It’s been an eternity (or so it feels) since we last heard anything new from Shura, and I really can’t put into words how much I’ve been missing the UK singer songwriter and producer during this silence. The last time we shared anything Shura related, it was her brilliantly warped remix of IHM favorite Pixx’s eccentric charmer Baboo. This week, we finally get a little taste of Shura’s synthpop and electro magic once again as she offers up a remix of Astrid S’ Breathe. The Norwegian songbird’s infectious gem gets a more than groovy re-work by Shura. Slick swerving synths and funky knocking cowbells set me in the mood for a solo dance party this early morning in my office. Excuse me as I go look for a mirror ball to hang up and some proper disco shoes to twirl about in. I need to get this Shura dancing itch scratched before any co-workers arrive! Shura’s remix of Astrid S’ Breathe can also be streamed on Spotify, here.

August 1, 2016

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August 1, 2016

I’m a huge fan of visionary British musician Pixx’s experimental, quirky pop, so when I saw that her eccentric gem Baboo had been remixed by Shura, yet another artist I adore, my heart leaped out of my chest in pure joy. We’ve already heard some phenomenal edits and mixes by Shura in the past, and now she’s left my jaw on the floor with her warped, dreamy version of Baboo. Shura takes us on a psychedelic trip through outer space with her kaleidoscopic interpretation of Baboo, a surreal shape shifter with an ooey gooey funk groove.

June 26, 2016

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June 24, 2016

I’m crazy excited for Shura’s debut album, Nothing’s Real, which will be out in a few weeks on July 8th. Let’s just say I’m counting down each day as that date approaches. Today, Shura revealed a new cut off Nothing’s Real, sweeping me away with its glorious magnificence. Make It Up is an 80′s hued synthpop beauty with a silken rich, sensual lush groove. Shura pulls a total 180 with Make It Up, veering far away from the saccharine playfulness of “What’s It Gonna Be?”, the last track she revealed off her new album.  As much as I love that song and its adorable video, Make It Up’s sexy sleek dance funk and sophisticated disco pop is the epitome of what I truly find irresistible about Shura. I’m fall for Shura all over again as I listen to Make It Up, over and over and over again. Nothing’s Real can be pre-ordered now from iTunes.

June 2, 2016

The new video for Shura’s latest synthpop treat, What’s It Gonna Be?, is adorable beyond words. It also gives us a more than welcome reason to re-visit the glowing gem, which somehow manages to grow on me even more with every new listen. Shura explains that the song is about having a massive crush on someone, therefore “it makes sense to go back to school, where it all began.” The video is based on Shura’s own personal experience as a kid, which makes it even more endearing. It even stars her twin brother, too. As for What’s It Gonna Be?, the peppy vibrant, 80′s saccharine tune is the most bubly bright music we’ve heard from Shura to date. It’s much removed from some of the buttery sensual groovers of the past. What’s It Gonna Be? is yet another reason to look forward to Shura’s debut album, Nothing’s Real, due for release on July 8th. Pre-order, as I did eons ago, here.

May 26, 2016

I can’t wait for July 8th, because that’s the day that Shura drops her debut album, Nothing’s Real. The UK artist never ceases to melt me with her buttery synthpop, but Shura goes zippy dance pop vibrant on new album reveal, What’s It Gonna Be?. It’s some snappy fun, crystalline warm euphoria, and I can’t get enough of it. I know that Shura and Tegan & Sara seem to be bosom buddies, or at least, it seems so, considering the tweeting I’ve noticed going on between them. Seems she channels some of her pals on this lithe playful tune about unrequited affection. You can pre-order Shura’s debut album, here, which is something I did eons ago.

April 8, 2016

It’s quickly becoming a daily ritual for me to check if a physical pre-order for Shura’s debut album is available yet, here in the US. That’s how excited I am to get my hands on a tangible copy of Nothing’s Real. I might have to settle for an imported CD from the UK soon, though it would mean I may not receive the album for some time after its release. As we count down the weeks till July 8th, the British artist throws a brilliant curve ball at us in the form of epic nine minute opus, The Space Tapes. On the entrancing piece, Shura chooses to stray from the plush synthpop and feathery R&B of her prior songs, instead surprising us with riveting and viscous ambient electronica. The Space Tapes is a gooey collage of sorts, one that combines three tracks off of Shura’s debut album. Make It Up, Indecision, and title track Nothing’s Real are remixed and strung together as one hip hop rhythmic, space psychedelic masterpiece. The Space Tapes is artistic and moving, our temporary ticket into an interstellar space where emotions and remnants of our past drift about us in zero gravity like the ghostly, warped radio signals which carry pieces of us far into the unknown. Pre-order Shura’s debut album from iTunes or from her official store, here.

March 23, 2016

Anybody who’s been following along on IHM knows that I’m very much in love with Shura’s music. Essential Shura hit Touch has received the remix treatment, and by none other than ever brilliant producer Four Tet. The sensual pop ballad song goes sparkling club floor ready on Kieran Hebden’s pumping edit, sending me into blissful dance revelry. Four Tet’s Touch ripples and undulates beautifully over its thumping bass, propelled by Shura’s exquisite voice. Stream Four Tet’s version of Touch on Spotify above or Soundcloud below. The remix is available now from iTunes.

February 18, 2016

By now, long time IHM followers know that I’m much a devout Shura fan, having followed along with every Shura release over the past couple years. Touch is undoubtedly a top favorite and a timeless beauty. Recently, a new version of the song was revealed for which a new video has surfaced today, too. Shura enlists Talib Kweli for the single, its delicate caress and dreamy mist now accompanied by additional rap verses by the Brooklyn hip hop artist. The visuals for this new Touch is an animated play on the original’s kiss heavy music video. On top of unfurling this fantastic treat, Shura has also announced that her highly anticipated debut album will be named Nothing’s Real, and it is finally finished. Excuse me for a moment, as I must get up and happy dance my way around the room several times to this news.