Get 'To Know' SHOR's Striking Debut EP
Making an ear-catching debut on the music scene with his 'To Know' EP, U.K. singer-songwriter SHOR cuts an intriguing lyrical and sonic figure. Daubing his soundscapes with guitars that shimmer with a tremulous fragility in sympathy with the subdued patter of bumpy percussion, patiently wending grooves find themselves cloaked in hazy layers of synths, vocal motifs and gently swelling harmonies as he conjures his mercurial mix of hope and melancholy. With the smooth tone and soul-brushed emotion of his voice easily slipping into a gentle falsetto, his vocal delivery is a mix of conversational intimacy and surging exclamation. At one moment drawing the listener in with a confessional solidarity, the next he is pouring out currents of deeply felt emotion as he sings of the confusion, hope, longing, lust and search for identity and redemption that comes with the at times bewildering emotional journey that we all find ourselves on through life's passage. From 'To Know''s heart's-a-flutter escapism through to the open-arms encouragement of 'Sleep', SHOR has made a striking musical statement with his first offering that promises much for the future.