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Drawing from an eclectic palette of musical influences, Shaprece’s latest artistic direction ranges from electronic beats to orchestral arrangement, soulful vocals to ambient soundscapes. Blending digitally altered tones with sultry and smoky vocals, she has aspired to create a category to call her own. Throughout the creative process, she’s gathered inspiration from the likes of Bjork, Little Dragon, and Aaliyah, among others, forming a pleasant fusion of dreamy melodies and atmospheric sounds on her new album.
Shaprece, along with electro-ambient producer IG88, has been working on her debut full length album for the better part of 2013 and beginning of 2014 in her hometown of Seattle, WA. Also involved with the composition and arrangement of the project have been Phillip Peterson (A$AP Rocky/Florence + The Machine, P!NK, ), and Daniel Butman, both brought in for strings and other orchestral elements. The album has been recorded back and forth between IG88’s home studio and the legendary Robert Lang Studios.
This album however won’t be her first release. In 2011 she released an EP which was composed of more classic elements of Soul, Funk and Electronic. The release received a generous amount of press and she toured behind it for a time. After touring wound down she took a hiatus to re-direct her sound, and now she is more than ready to present a focused and self reflective body of work.