Porridge Radio – Circling
Shura has today released two new live recordings, Live at Metropolis Studios. The sessions were recorded live to vinyl with stripped-back versions of
“religion (u can lay your hands on me)” and “forever.” Limited edition physical of Live at Metropolis Studios will be available on Shura’s European tour, which begins this week.
Stream/purchase Live at Metropolis Studios
Shura’s stunning second album forevher was released this summer to extensive critical acclaim. Written primarily about Shura’s relationship with her girlfriend and their long-distance conception, forevher traces everything from the initial pull of desire to that first IRL meeting (‘the stage’), before recognizing when the connection develops into something scarily meaningful. It’s a classic NYC-to-London love-story, but one told through the totally modern filter of dating apps, unanswered texts, Skype chats…and MUNA gigs.
Like the best second albums, forevher is as full of surprises as it is faithful to an artist still laying her innermost hopes and fears on the line. On her 2016 debut, Nothing’s Real, the half-Russian singer, songwriter and producer became an accidental ambassador for the lonesome and rejected. Its themes of anxiety, unrequited romance and the outsider were articulated in fantastical bedroom-pop, which earned Shura an impassioned global fanbase. Unsurprisingly, if you’d have told her just a few years ago that she’d make a follow-up exploring “all that love is” few would have been as surprised as herself.
Shura Tour Dates
Nov 4 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse
Nov 5 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
Nov 6 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
Nov 7 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Nov 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo
Nov 10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil
Nov 12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Nov 13 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
Nov 14 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Nov 16 – Dublin, IE @ Academy
Nov 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
Nov 18 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
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