New York-based artist Shura has shared a new song and video, “religion (u can lay your hands on me)”, along with the announcement of her sophomore album forevher, to be released August 16 via Secretly Canadian. “religion (u can lay your hands on me)” follows “BKLYNLDN” and catches Shura in a moment where she can’t stop thinking about kissing and laying her hands on her girlfriend – who’s on the other side of the world.
For the video, Shura took initial visual inspiration from Jude Law in The Young Pope; director Chloe Wallace created “a certain kind of Eden. A new kind of Religion” in the clip, which can be seen below.
forevher follows Shura’s 2016 debut album Nothing’s Real. The album was co-produced with Joel Pott and includes musical turns from Jona Ma (Jagwar Ma), Will Miller (Whitney), and T-E-E-D, plus vocals from Rosie Lowe, Kerry Leatham, and Reva from Nimma.
forevher is available for pre-order here. Shura will be going on tour this fall, including an appearance at Glastonbury Festival in the UK. All upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
Shura Summer / Fall 2019 Tour Dates:
Wed. June 19 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Thu. June 27 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Sat. June 29 – Worthy Farm, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
Thu. Sept 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Fri. Sept. 27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Sat. Sept. 28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Mon. Sept. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
Tue. Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Thu. Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Wed. Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Thu. Oct. 17 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Fri. Oct. 18 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Sat. Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. Oct. 20 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Tue. Oct. 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed. Oct. 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon. Nov. 4 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse
Tue. Nov. 5 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
Wed. Nov. 6 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
Thu. Nov. 7 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Fri. Nov. 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo
Sun. Nov. 10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil
Tue. Nov. 12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Wed. Nov. 13 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
Thu. Nov. 14 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Sat. Nov. 16 – Dublin, IE @ Academy
Sun. Nov. 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
Mon. Nov. 18 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester