Magic. Freedom. Stevie Nicks. What a better hybrid to inspire the latest track from Kent-hailed singer-songwriter SHELLS?
And the artist cites the three as the dominant influences for “Mexico,” a haunting piano ballad with deft folk influences and a subtle electro-pop base. But it’s the piercing vocals from SHELLS, that dance upon the minimal composition that really capture the attention.
“I was reading the book ‘Women Who Run With The Wolves,’ the day writer/producer James Earp and I wrote Mexico,” she explains. “I had just read the chapter about ‘La Loba’, a wild, wolf-woman who practiced magic in the deserts and mountains of Northern Mexico. The previous week, writer/producer Paul O’Duffy had shown me a backstage video of Stevie Nicks singing ‘Wild Heart’ whilst having her make-up done. “Don’t blame it on me, blame it on my wild heart,” she sang. ‘Mexico’ was inspired by La Loba, Stevie Nicks, and fundamentally, the hearts desire to love freely, and to be liberated.”
Listen to “Mexico” below…