Shura has shared a rare insight into her childhood with her surprise new video for 311215, the hidden finale for her acclaimed debut record Nothing’s Real.
Released ahead of the ‘next official single’, Shura explains the concept behind the song, saying that “311215 is about fear of death. The death of my parents and to a certain extent my own. That everything must come to an end. I chose to end my record with this song in part because it deals with endings. The last sound you hear is the sound of the front door of my flat closing after my twin brother and I. For me this sound symbolises the end of the record and the inevitable separation that occurs when your parents die and you become an orphan. I wanted to use excerpts from family recordings to make a video because so much of the fabric of my record is made up not only of samples from these videos but also my experience of childhood. The lyrical content of 311215 is quite dark. I wanted to pair this with beautiful moments from my childhood as a contrast. There is something antagonistic about it.”
The track’s visual also coincides with Shura’s support for Tegan & Sara on their current US tour, a solid preparation for when the Londoner hits the road later this year for a short set of shows this side of the pond.
You can catch the full video for 311215 below alongside ticket details (and dates) for the aforementioned UK tour:Click here for tickets
Shura Winter 2016 UK Tour dates
5th December – Glasgow Stereo
6th December – Bristol Trinity
7th December – London Kentish Town Forum
9th December – Manchester Academy 2