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SOUNDCHECK: Shura

Aleksandra Denton, known as Shura (@weareshura), is a 23-year-old singer/songwriter/producer based in London. Other than lending her voice to a lot of Hiatus‘ songs (ie: “We Are Ghosts Now“, “Iran Air“, “Fortune’s Fool” and many more), I couldn’t find any solo albums to Shura‘s name… yet. However, she has released two singles this year, and I hope that she’s working on her debut album.

I got put onto her music today, when I saw the music video for her debut single, “Touch“. Craving the romantic touch of an ex lover, Shura’s fragile vocals float over a dreamy, 80’s pop-tinged electronic beat. The sweeping synths, drum claps, and lush keys are hypnotic. I was captivated by the foggy, pastel-colored visual that finds numerous people kissing and exploring their desires through touch–it’s such a beautiful, intimate sight to see. “There’s a love between us still // But something’s changed and I don’t know why // And all I want to do is go home with you but // I know I’m out of my mind

“Just Once” is the second single and it, too, has that misty, 80’s-inspired pop vibe. Exhausted with a struggling relationship, she considers alone time, getting drunk, and maybe a random hook-up to aid her frustrations. The head-nodding, semi-upbeat chorus is catchy, too: “If you get my name wrong, I won’t get pissed of ’cause // I wish I was somebody else // You know nothing about me, I know nothing about you // But maybe the question mark helps // Have you ever been lost // We could get lost // I wanna get lost“. Stream below.

Be on the look out for more from Shura. I sure will!

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Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.