Shalom Shares New Song, Alongside Hovvdy Cover

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Brooklyn based Shalom has shared two new tracks.

Signed to Saddle Creek, the songwriter – who hails from Maryland, and grew up in South Africa – has enjoyed a mazy, zig-zag rise, touching on a multitude of genres while never fully allowing herself to be hemmed in.

Doubling with Ryan Hemsworth on production, she recently launched a series of two-fold releases, featuring one new song and one cover. The latest of these is a riveting bi-pedal look at her art, with ‘DTAP’ offering something upbeat, and effervescent.

Shalom explains…

‘DTAP’ was such a fun song to make. when i visited ryan in february i came to him with a demo of the chorus that i had made a couple weeks before, and the first full day we spent in the shed (ryan’s studio) it just exploded into this upbeat dancey tune about dreaming of someone and the magic that happens when you don’t really care where or when as long as the who is right, the right person. it was a blast to write and even though i was in the midst of processing my big breakup, there’s something so pure about that song so the joy prevails. joy prevails, different time, any place.

By way of contrast, Shalom re-works Hovvdy’s ‘True Love’ for a beautiful cover, a neat interpretation of a song close to her heart.

ryan and i made this hovvdy cover at like 10pm when we had different plans for a different song, but i came into the shed and was like, “i wanna do a true love cover” and then we did. the song is so special to me, and that record is so special to me – the first two weeks after i heard it for the first time, it was all i listened to. it’s so honest, and so open, and the refrain – do you believe what i said, that i’m the man i say i am – wrecks me when i hear it and it wrecks me when i sing it. but in the best way. true love asks us, do you believe what i said? and when i feel true love, i do. i believe.

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Photo Credit: Alex Free

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