Sia. Lorde. Madonna. All these artists have their own spark of gold, their own distinct voice, an originality. This is also true for Shells. Her music is authentic, capturing an undefined rawness – at times teetering on the rebellious and fragile, while at others, expansive and intimate. Her new release ‘Jagwar’ is her crowning glory.
Delicate to the touch, its minimalist production gives simplicity a new meaning, forceful but ever so poignant vocals lace each pungent lyric about “letting go of something you love” with precise power. Electronic swells and percussive infusions drive along the potency of her mission in stunning direct address. This is contemporary pop music at its most elegant. Unforgettable.
Shells will play her first headline show at The Forge in London on 14th September. Tickets are available here.