There's nothing that screams talent and passion like “London based singer/songwriter”, it's a phrase you'll find on any website describing Shura. A pop star for the 2010's who defiantly breaks and embraces the mold of what it is to be a female singer.
Shura does not have the cheerleader body of Katy Perry or the voice of Celine Dion, but much like Jewel her charm comes from her personal musings. She has a hand in writing every song off of her new album Nothing's Real.
Nothing's Real finds her not only writing, but producing on the album along with the help of Joel Pott most well known for his work with the band Athlete. Greg Kurstin also stops by for a few tracks. He's the man who helped Adele break records with “Hello”. He's worked with a host of other pop stars, but most notably Tegan and Sara in regards to Shura.
The eighties synthpop Shura has achieved runs consistent with everyone's favorite lesbian duo. It's the easy to hear bright eighties synthpop influence of Heartthrob and Love You To Death. Albums that helped inspire Taylor Swift's 1989.
Shura doesn't play the sad lesbian and she doesn't envelope the melancholy that is so trademark of Troye Sivan's releases. Instead she gives us music about being young and gay and in love. Nothing's Real is truly heartwarming break from the norm.
The album has not found a physical release for the CD or vinyl in the United States, but you can always order it online or purchases a digital copy.