25 minutes | Oct 24th 2019

This Song: Shura

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Shura is a British singer, songwriter and producer who’s latest record Forevher documents her experience of falling in love with the woman who is now her girlfriend.  On this episode, she sat down with host Elizabeth McQueen on the Bonus Tracks stage at the Austin City Limits Festival to explain why “Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine terrified her and intrigued her. They also talk about how she went from a teenage musician who was, in the words of her father “allergic to the idea of a chorus” to a writer who excels in writing catchy pop choruses. Shura also explains what it’s like to write an entire album of love songs and why she felt like now was the right time to use female-gendered pronouns in her work.

 Get your own copy of Shura’s new record “Forevher”

Check out Shura’s stripped down version of “Religion (u can lay your hands on me)” recorded backstage at the Austin City Limits Musical Festival

Check out Shura’s stripped down version of “Religion (u can lay your hands on me) recorded backstage a

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