Gold is the debut release from newcomer SHELLS who spent her childhood being raised and educated between Japan and the UK, before studying contemporary music and heading off to spend time in Ghana and South Africa.
Arriving with a bounty of gorgeous strings and crescendoing electronics, the stunning production on Gold could easily overshadow a lesser vocalist but SHELLS’ striking, nuanced, crystalline melodies ensure that there’s never any danger of that happening.
“We’re all human, we all want to love and be loved. Gold is about love enabling us to overcome obstacles” she explains about her first release. “It’s asking for love to put us in black and white, to simplify a difficult situation by highlighting the things that matter, and helping us to let go of the things that don’t.”