The Anglo-Russian singer and producer Shura has just released the visuals for ‘Indecision’ which is her first single since she signed with Polydor back in September. Shura has the same nack for creating breathy subtle and sensual music that Jessie Ware has, and its such a refreshing take on Electronic/pop music. This new single is simply stunning and completely addictive with its 70’s/80’s infused element layered with that 90’s RnB.
The visuals for this track are just as brilliant, as the themes are based around a journey and a change, and give a beautiful take on gender, sexuality and identity assumptions. What is so great is that this all leads to questions, and the viewers own interpretations of what Shura’s vision was. The themes of the video are subtle and compelling and coincide so perfectly with the whole aesthetic of the track, which leaves no question as to how the song was in New Music We Trust-listed at Radio 1, and reached iTunes’ Top 10 on the Electronic chart.
Shura was also recently listed for the BBC Sound Poll, and has just been confirmed for SXSW, and as well as all of this she is currently writing and recording songs for her debut album, that is due for release later this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that date.
Shura really is a women with a plan as she just seems to constantly be on the rise, so check out her latest offering right here –
I just cannot get enough of the soulful electronic sounds coming from duo Honne, hailing from the UK, the two guys together have already released two stunning singles and a cheeky remix this year, gathering an array of support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 (Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens), BBC 6 Music and BBC 1Xtra. And now on their latest effort, “All In The Value”, the escapist but intimate blend of nocturnal R&B with classic soul song writing is empowering once again, and this time they dig even deeper with infusions of Frank Ocean, making the song utterly compelling and yet completely unique at the same time.
“All In The Value” draws on the feelings of failings in relationships, where you can sense the other person’s interest has begun to fade, and contains a beautiful and raw contrast of sensuality and sadness. This mix of two emotions has become a steady theme throughout their work right down to the name Honne, that is inspired by a trip overseas and is a Japanese word for “True Feelings”, and is often contrasted with tatemae (or, one’s outward behaviour). “All In The Value” will be released on November 24 via Super Recordings (AlunaGeorge, Bondax), and in support of this, the duo have also confirmed plans for their first ever live show, that will be taking place at London’s Sebright Arms on the same day as the release.