So here is the biggest fact you need to know regarding Swedish singer Sally Shapiro if you’re not familiar with her yet – Sally Shapiro is not her real name. It is a pseudonym constructed by producer Johan Agebjörn for the still-yet nameless singer , who until a number of years back, has been too shy to even perform in public.
That shouldn’t matter though. Because Sally Shapiro creates some of the most nostalgic and wildly romantic Italo-Disco driven music I have heard in a while. Her debut record, My Guilty Pleasure still throws me back and makes me imagine that I am dancing in the montage of some 80s European film every time I listen to it.
Her newest and third record, Somewhere Else, maintains that 80s electronic nostalgia. The disco-driven aspect has definitely been weened off a bit though. Instead, a more soothing pop/house layer has been applied – a result undoubtedly of bringing in a number of prominent electronic producers as collaborators. Still wildly romantic, Somewhere Else is less of a dancing album and one more of chill ambiance.
Stream the gentle first single What Can I Do and the Electric Youth (of Drive fame) collaboration Starman embedded below.
Sally Shapiro – Somewhere Else comes out 2/26 via Paper Bag (order here)