Shura – Touch (Four Tet Remix)
Self-taught British singer/songwriter/producer Shura has received a remix from Four Tet in the lead up to the release of her debut album. Known for her RnB inspired dance tracks, Four Tet gives Shura’s “Touch” a disco-flavored rework.
Despite a significant uptick in tempo, the remix maintains the original’s smooth, gentle tone. Soothing synths panned to out wide wrap themselves around shuffling drums and a hopping, hollow bass. Shura’s vocals — restrained yet emotional — glide smoothly over this foundation, lamenting a change in a relationship. The energy level stays fairly consistent throughout the runtime, though there is an increase in the final chorus as rhythmic, bubbly arpeggios are added.
For an artist that is still in the early stages of her career to be remixed by a legend like Four Tet almost certainly portends a new level of success to come. Shura’s debut album Nothing’s Real will be released on July 8 and you can listen to Four Tet’s remix of “Touch” below.