A Preston singer-songwriter is releasing a new 12-track collection this month.Advertisement
On 30 October, David Shurr, who has received airplay on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show, will release Under the Hood, an album inspired by inward reflection.
Shurr describes his music as an alt-pop niche of poetic lyricism, jangling guitars, psyche-swirling melodies and teatowel-covered drumbeats, inspired by his upbringing in South-Eastern Asia.
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Shurr said: “Last year when the world slowed down, I found myself looking inwards and remembering the past.
“I see my friendships shift in shape, my relationships ebb and flow, and the ground I’m standing on is moving beneath my feet.
“This record is an introspective dive, pinpointing the moment I recognised a consistency within me that fights to contradict my life in stasis. Beneath the skin’s deep layers, there is an engine – sometimes idle but never stalling.”
“This motor propels me with a musical momentum. It compels me to speak my truth – words encircled in melody.”
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Under the Hood features drums by Aidan Poland and vocals by Shurr’s friend Sanja Cin. Keyboards and synthesised FX were produced using equipment loaned from Matt G, and the album was engineered by David McLaughlin.
Shurr said: “Special thanks also go to Maria Toase, who recorded me acoustically when I was somewhat lost, wandering between disbeliefs, and reminded me to believe in myself.
“The acoustic music from that session forms the bones of the track Killing Time, paired with instrumental layers that I added almost a year later.
“We all walk a path, but rarely do we watch where we are going. Without these individuals’ advice and collaboration, I would never have achieved what, for me, is a monumental line in the sand along the shores of my dream world.”
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To listen to David Shurr’s music, visit – https://soundcloud.com/davidshurr
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