South London auteur Shivum Sharma has shared his new EP ‘River’s End’ in full.
A songwriter and producer, Shivum Sharma’s debut EP ‘In Transit’ landed last year, followed by a sold-out headline show at Servant Jazz Quarters in East London. Continuing his rise, the artist entered 2023 vowing not to apologise for his feelings or emotions.
Laying down a marker, his work began incorporating this mindset, skewing his lyrics towards a deeper, more profound sense of honesty. As a result, ‘River’s End’ has a curious directness, such as the majestic ‘7am’, the dynamic ‘Steel’ or the title song.
“I scored the strings and horns digitally here and hearing them played later on real instruments was amazing,” says Shivum. “I recorded the vocals for it at Hackney Road studios which was also a pretty emotional experience. I was tearing up in the booth as I was singing it out loud for the first time. I feel very emotionally attached to this song and so excited to have it out. I hope it resonates with others too.”
Out now on Supernature, ‘River’s End’ moves from his core influences – Prince and Minnie Riperton, say – to the more daring, erotic aspects of Janet Jackson and Björk.
Of the EP, he says: “This feels to me like music to listen to in solitude in all of its moments – sad, sexy, enraged. It also feels quite nocturnal.”
Tune in now.
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