When I was younger, I was bombarded with music. Whether it was my father playing records at home or my mother tuning in to whatever adult alternative station she could get her hands on, my parents were always grooving to something, so in turn, I was too. As a young girl, I had listened to everything from The Temptations to Michael Bolton to Savage Garden. Now, I bring up Savage Garden because that's the first thing that came to mind when listening to UK based artist Shura's debut single "Touch." The soft pop rock number that binds the soothing qualities of a ballad with the combined vocal presence of Sinéad O'Connor and a hint of Blouse, bursts through with a silky edge reminiscent of 90's alternative R&B.
Shura does a fantastic job of crafting a track that not only brings you back to older times but also reflects on her current presence and sentiments. So dim the lights, close the curtains, and get lost in the sweet and sultry delicacy of "Touch."