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Shura has today released second album forevher. Written primarily about Shura’s relationship with her girlfriend and their long-distance conception, forevher covers everything from the initial pull of desire to recognizing the moment 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, and Skype chats.

Stream and/or Purchase forevher

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. And whilst how to live – and love – as a queer woman has always been integral to Shura, it’s remarkable to hear the timeless stories of forevher twisted into new sonic fabric: this time around, the inspiration of Joni Mitchell, The Internet, Prince and Minnie Riperton formed the basis of a record that (despite its universal theme) still in many ways runs counter to the dominant cultural narratives.

Shura Tour Dates
09/26/19 Vancouver, BC – Venue 
09/27/19 Seattle, WA – Crocodile 
09/28/19 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge 
09/30/19 San Francisco, CA – Independent 
10/02/19 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom 
10/03/19 Phoenix , AZ – Valley Bar 
10/16/19 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 
10/17/19 Columbus, OH – The Basement 
10/18/19 Washington, DC – Union Stage 
10/19/19 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s 
10/20/19 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern 
10/22/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall 
10/23/19 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg 
10/23/19 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg 
11/04/19 Paris, FR – Café de la Danse 
11/05/19 Cologne, DE – Luxor 
11/06/19 Munich, DE – Ampere 
11/08/19 Hamburg, DE – Mojo 
11/10/19 Copenhagen, DK – Hotel Cecil 
11/12/19 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg 
11/13/19 Brussels, BL – Botanique Orangerie 
11/14/19 London, UK – Roundhouse 
11/16/19 Dublin, UK – Academy 
11/17/19 Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor 
11/18/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester 


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