Preaching from the Pews; Shura - Touch

Preaching from the Pews; Shura – Touch


Remember those songs from the eighties? The great ones. The ones that remind you of summer holidays, Fab ice lollies, and your first love.

In one listen – ‘Touch’, Shura’s debut single took me back there.

Don’t be fooled by the pop influence here folks, it is damn hard to write a decent pop tune. A tune that sticks in your mind, one that you want to listen to over, and over again. Shura has succeeded where many have failed.

Born to a Russian mother and a British father, Shura is a new type of song writer. Emotive without being clichéd, accessible without being commercial. Although her influences are far reaching, you can’t actually pin point her style, and that can be nothing but a good thing. With over 83,000 plays of ‘Touch’ in just 10 days, I have a feeling we will be hearing much more from her in the coming year. Now all she needs is a record deal..

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