Shura today releases Gabe Gurnsey remixes of ‘religion (u can lay your hands on me)’, a track from her forthcoming album ‘forevher’, due August 16th. Gurnsey – a London based producer and co-founder of seminal post-industrial act Factory Floor – adds oscillating beats and a club-driven tempo to the single.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Shura’s work since ‘Nothing’s Real’ so it was an honour to be asked to remix her latest single ‘Religion’,” says Gurnsey. “Shura’s vocals alone are a dream element to have in the remix process and that coupled with the amazing textures and production that lie deep in her tracks have made working on this a massive pleasure. The vocal hook ‘Oh girl don’t stop ‘ was destined for the dance floor…”
Written primarily about Shura’s relationship with her girlfriend and their long-distance conception, ‘forevher ’ traces everything from the initial pull of desire to that first IRL meeting (‘the stage’), before recognising when the connection develops into something scarily meaningful. It’s a classic NYC-to-London love-story, but one told through the totally modern filter of dating apps, unanswered texts, Skype chats…and MUNA gigs. The album was co-produced alongside Joel Pott – with musical turns from Jona Ma (from Jagwar Ma), Will Miller (Whitney), T-E-E-D and additional vocals from Rosie Lowe, Kerry Leatham, Reva from Nimmo.
Shura religion (u can lay your hands on me)’ Remixes:
1. religion (u can lay your hands on me)
2. religion (u can lay your hands on me) [Gabe Gurnsey Remix]
3. religion (u can lay your hands on me) [Gabe Gurnsey Remix Edit]
4. religion (u can lay your hands on me) [Gabe Gurnsey Dub]