Rising artist Becca Shearing, aka SHEARS, reflects on the joy of togetherness on “Neighbourhood”, ahead of her upcoming October EP “Superhues”. “[Neighbourhood] is about getting all your friends together after a long time,” says Becca. “I wanted to soundtrack that moment when you remember that being around other people can be really, really fun.”
Fun it would appear to be if the rush of rapturous house-infused pop cut “Neighbourhood” is anything to go by. The track’s opening verse sounds like a descendant of Sonique’s 1998 icy Eurodance hit “It Feels So Good”, before giving way to the insistent, hand-clap accented synthpop of the Robyn-esque chorus. “You and me were feeling misunderstood / now the cracks are gone, we’re feeling good,” SHEARS sings, with the same tangible emotion of the Swedish singer’s evocative toplines.
It’s the latest track from SHEARS following May’s “Blurry” and July’s “Carbon Copy” – both of which drew praise from leading industry tastemakers and similarly, only prove auspicious in the run-up to EP “Superhues”. All the tracks, including “Neighbourhood” on SHEAR’s project have been written and produced by her and mixed and mastered exclusively by women, some incidentally also within the iconic walls of studios like Abbey Road and Air. As if SHEARS’ offerings needed another touch of magic!
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