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“Nobody sounds like Shaprece in Seattle right now.” - Kelton Sears, Seattle Weekly, Mar 2014
“Where many of Shaprece’s peers tend to find their preferred style and rinse-repeat until they over-saturate their sound, each track by Shaprece reveals new pieces of her artistic spectrum.” - Cameron Deuel, NadaMucho, May 2015
“Shaprece’s confident sound still retains a familiarity that makes it especially enjoyable in a sea of new experimental and genre-defying music sometimes warped beyond recognition.” - Anna McClain, KEXP, Nov 2014
“Her style feels both plotted yet experimental, effortlessly moving between each song in such an enchanting fashion, you might feel as if you’re lost in space.” - The Dishmaster, Mar 2014
“If you’re looking for a beating, soulful heart amidst the incalculable coolness of modern electronic dance music, look no further.” - The Sunbreak, Sept 2014
“It’s easily some of the smartest music coming out of the city right now; we’re excited to see what this duo does next.” - Seattle Weekly, Aug 2014
Local artist Shaprece stunned the crowd inside the El Chupacabra stage early evening with an audio and visual feast that overwhelmed the senses of sight and sound. She is beautiful, she is talented and her performance was truly a work of art. - 107.7 The End Live Music Blog, May 2015
*are crickets* When emotions are high, sometimes grammar suffers. Still remaining vigilant.
Spinning a web of downtempo beats, etherial orchestration, and a powerfully pure vocal style, Shaprece - flanked by producer IG88 and orchestral arranger Phillip Peterson - has become a recognized name in the recent Trip-Hop Revivalist movement and beyond. She has garnered early support and mentions from KEXP, SPIN, The New York Times, Revolt TV, City Arts Magazine, and many more. Her upcoming debut full length album COALS is set to solidify her as one of the most engaging and forward thinking artists of her genre.
Shaprece's calculated release of material has only helped build the mystique around her. With the 2014 releases of the 'Tell Me // Her Song' split single, and her critically acclaimed 'Molting' EP she reintroduced herself to the world, laying the foundation for what's to come. 'COALS' is a natural progression but a major step forward in style and substance. The album, which she debuted in full at a live listening with the Seattle Symphony, will feature 11 tracks mixed by Kyle Ross (Kanye West, Zayn Malik, John Legend) including the stand outs "Unwind" and "Send Down Your Love."
Building upon appearances at Capitol Hill Block Party, CMJ, Sasquatch Music Festival, Decibel Festival, Benaroya Hall, and dates with the likes of Bilal, Thievery Corporation, Deltron 3030, The Antlers, SZA, and Daley, Shaprece is more than ready to present a focused and self reflective body of work.