Rising pop star Shura has given us the first taste of what's to come from her on her next album with a single called 'BKLYNLDN' - her first release for Secretly Canadian. The track is a sumptuous and sultry piece, that shows growth in several dimensions.

Shura herself introduces the track by saying: "with ‘BKLYNLDN’ I wanted to explore having both a sonic & lyrical evolution. It’s about desire - playing with the idea of it being all consuming and at times overwhelming. It starts 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 Brooklyn. I wanted to capture that reversal and for me that section feels like my summer, skipping through Brooklyn, holding hands with my girlfriend and singing out loud without caring about how stupid you look."

The flaring emotions within Shura's mind and body are immediately tangible within 'BKLYNLDN', which transfuses a sweltering atmosphere with coolness through her personality. The track features plenty of production detail that adds to the mixed-up but always exciting feeling of the track, and we can follow Shu through the conflict and physical release within her relationship. It all comes to an emphatic and surprising finale, that seems to signify that Shura is in the best place she could possibly be right now - which is all the better for us listeners.

More news on Shura's new album is soon to follow, so keep your eyes and ears peeled. She has announced live dates at London's Roundhouse on November 14th and Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 23rd.