Set to mark a preview of her anticipated second studio album, the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Nothing Real’, the electronic musician has also confirmed two forthcoming headline show, keeping close to the song’s title with appearances in Brooklyn and London.
Set to hit Camden’s Roundhouse on 14th November, ‘BKLYNLDN’ marks the start of a new chapter (musically, geographically, emotionally) for Shura. That timeless look at long-distance romantic longing – if told through the modern lens of apps, texts, and anxiety-inducing silences – it’s a cinematic, exquisitely intimate examination of what presence and absence means in modern relationships; a passionate, tactile record about connection in volatile times; and, despite its cleansed sonic palette, still the unmistakable sound of Shura.
Describing her new music for the first time today, Shura writes “with ‘BKLYNLDN’ I wanted to explore having both a sonic & lyrical evolution. It’s about desire – playing with the idea of it being all consuming and at times overwhelming. It starts with the immediacy of physical desire – ‘this isn’t love’ and yet as the song unfolds that sentiment begins to unravel; I am clearly in love and instead of my girlfriend coming to London, I end up moving Brooklyn. I wanted to capture that reversal and for me that section feels like my summer, skipping through Brooklyn, holding hands with my girlfriend and singing out loud without caring about how stupid you look.”
Watch the video below; tickets for Shura’s Roundhouse performance go onsale on 14th March: