After the last few frantic ‘Tracks of the Day‘ we’ve decided to slow things down a little. Allow me to introduce the wonderful Shura and her beautiful track ‘Touch‘. This track is so smooth it could be sold as velvet and deserves today’s accolade. There’s no official release date for the single yet but please take a listen, below.
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Shura was born in London to a Russian actress and an English documentary filmmaker. Her mother made a notable five-minute cameo in ‘Mission Impossible’ but turned down a role in ‘GoldenEye’, believing James Bond to be anti-Russian.
Whilst her early demos started at University in London, Shura’s passion for songwriting in fact came via her brother, who would DJ drum-and-bass at the weekends, and installed an early love of electronic music in his sister. Keen to impress him, Shura began building her own songs, refining her production skills and immersing herself in the textured sounds of Massive Attack. She took the decision to make music her life, but needed the fuel to write first. And it was in South America, where Shura worked for an extended period after her studies, that her confessional songwriting found its pop filter. Alone and unable to speak Spanish, she would walk pumas previously raised in captivity around the Amazon, contemplating past relationships, and future music. What emerged was ‘Touch’.
Written and co-produced by Shura the results are quite incredible. There is also little doubt that this young lady will be one to watch this year.