After what feels like an eternity since the release of debut ‘Nothing’s Real’ in 2016, Shura is back with Forevher, a slick second effort that packs in ‘all the feels’ of a new relationship as well as a bop or two.
For many LGBT fans, it felt like Shura was missing in action during ‘Twenty-Gay-Teen’, which saw artists such as Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, Years & Years and Janelle Monáe all release rainbow-soaked bangers. However, the wait was worth it.
Returning with a heady mix of pop music that captures the nervousness, desire and neediness of falling in love, it’s hard not to smile and dance along to such shamelessly head-over-heels sentiments.
Catchy as hell and cleverly crafted, tracks like ‘Religion (u can lay your hands on me)’ deliver a synthy Lisa Stansfield-inspired ‘Real Thing’ groove, that also comes with a lesbian, vaping pope-themed music video. What’s not to like?!
Bringing back the similarly sexy vibes of her earlier tracks like ‘Touch’, we’re blessed with ‘the stage’ and ‘BKLYNLDN’ that perfectly capture that longing just to ditch the crowd and take your date home with you. Other stellar tracks include, ‘forever’ and ‘skyline, be mine’ which has an almost Tame Impala-sounding trippy baseline. All in all, a confident second album that showcases why Shura should be on everyone’s radar.