Shura makes her return with captivating new single, “BKLYNLDN”

Shura press photo
Photo by: Hollie Fernando

Shura has done it once again!

Dropped earlier this morning (March 11), Shura made her highly anticipated return with her brand new single, “BKLYNLDN.” The song marks our first taste of new music since the release of her debut album, 2016’s Nothing’s Real.

“BKLYNLDN” shows Shura reflecting on the ups and downs of a modern relationship, specifically when it comes to a long distance relationship in today’s society. It’s an introspective take on a love song, with the singer detailing what it means to be together and apart.

Of the new single, Shura shared in a press release:

With ‘BKLYNLDN’ I wanted to explore having both a sonic and lyrical evolution. It’s about desire – playing with the idea of it being all-consuming and at times overwhelming. It begins with the immediacy of physical desire – ‘this isn’t love’ and yet as the song unfolds that sentiment begins to unravel; I am clearly in love and instead of my girlfriend coming to London, I end up moving to Brooklyn.

I wanted to capture that reversal musically and the final section of the track encapsulates my summer, that feeling of skipping through Brooklyn, holding hands with my girlfriend and singing out loud, without caring about how ridiculous you might look to the rest of the world.

In addition to the new music, the singer released an enticing visual for the track, which is directed by Fiona Jane Burgess, the frontwoman behind indie pop group Woman’s Hour.

Watch the video for “BKLYNLDN” below:

“BKLYNLDN” is our first taste of new music from Shura, and you can purchase (or stream) your copy of it here!

This new song is the beginning of something new for the singer, which seems to be the trend as of late. As a press release for the single notes, the track was dropped via her new label, Secretly Canadian, and she’s currently hard at work finishing her second album.

With all of these changes, we can’t wait to see what’s next for the singer.

Additionally, Shura will be doing a couple of one-off shows set for later this year. You can check out the list of Shura’s tour dates below!

Shura tour dates: 

10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (tickets)
11/14 – London, UK @ Roundhouse (tickets)