Shura has announced details of her much-anticipated debut album, Nothing’s Real, to be released via Polydor Records on July 8th.
New single ‘Touch’ has also been given the Four Tet treatment – following a recent collaboration with Talib Kweli to produce an alternative version – and having surpassed 30 million plays, the original is now Track of the Day at Radio 1.
Nothing’s Real – a phrase coined after a breakup – mixes the personal and the fantastical to the beguiling, featuring songs written and recorded over two years in her Shepherds Bush bedroom – the site of which is blown up on the album’s striking artwork – but also reaches back further than that, into parents, childhood, past relationships and the possibilities of the future. Expect elements of early Madonna and Sci-fi, through to War on Drugs and gaming.
Shura will open for CHVRCHES around Europe later this month before playing a homecoming headline show at Shepherds Bush Empire on May 26th. Further headline dates and festival appearances will follow, including the likes of Primavera, End of the Road, Parklife and a main slot at The Great Escape.
Nothing’s Real is available to pre-order today, with The Space Tapes – a psychedelic rework of some of the record’s highlights, laid down straight to tape – among the tracks available instantly.