If you’ve listened to Radio One in the last six months you will have heard ‘BBC Music’s Sound of 2015’ long list act Shura and her breakout song Touch from her new album Nothing’s Real. Sounding like a cool mix of Lapsley and La Roux Shura’s debut album feels like safe electropop but with a quirky twist for something fresh in 2016.
The lyrics of songs such as Kidz N Stuff and White Light include the tales of Shura growing up, falling in love and breaking up which makes these catchy pop songs relatable to anyone. Nothing’s Real flows beautifully and it is rare to find an album anymore that can be played from beginning to end without one dud song but Shura manages this with ease.
Another big track from the album is 2Shy which, was most notably covered by Mumford and Sons in their Radio One Live Lounge session in November of last year. This song has the potential to be just as big if not bigger than Touch. Despite her lack of presence on streaming services, Shura is getting plenty attention from fans and plenty of radio time so I am certain her career is sure to blow up with all the well deserved love and support.