forevher

Shura - forevher
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2019 Ratings: #110 / 430
User Score
Based on 148 ratings
2019 Ratings: #102
August 16, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit
Rather than coming across as naïve, Shura has created something hopeful and delightfully light in this record, setting it apart from much of pop’s current offerings. It is the perfect soundtrack to the end of summer, and all the months after spent remembering it.
90
God Is in the TV

Forevher is an unapologetically romantic, sensual and hopeful record about going through a long-distance relationship, and eventually moving to New York to be with her partner. It’s a perfect expression of finding love and the ensuing changes that can bring.

86
Sputnikmusic

forevher is a supremely catchy, slightly experimental, but chiefly fun pop record that implements plenty of ideas that are completely new to Shura’s arsenal.

80
musicOMH

There’s an old adage that from great pain comes great art, but with this album Shura’s proved it wrong. Forevher is the sound of a woman happy, in love, and going from strength to strength as a songwriter.

80
The Skinny

forevher is an excellent comeback from Shura, proving that she is more than the sum of her capacity to go viral.

80
Dork
For something that exists in a digital age, Shura’s second album still holds on to that one thing that all no amount of technology or volume of air miles can replace - genuine heart. Whatever the secret is, it’s a keeper.
80
AllMusic

Triumphantly romantic, Forevher announces Shura as an artist who's as deft at soul-baring songwriting and soaring pop as Carly Rae Jepsen or Christine and the Queens.

80
NME

The London musician's second record queers up and skewers the traditional love song, beautifully articulating the giddiness of romance.

80
Clash

‘forevher’ is an ode to an America threatened of social inequality and mass injustice, reimagining it in a far more romantic manner.

80
The Observer

Shura’s sugary voice works best when the beat is insistent, pulling you towards the dancefloor in your head.

80
Spectrum Culture

As it progresses, forevher only further showcases Shura’s growth from her uncertain beginnings and her transition towards sparser, more traditional instrumentation.

78
Pitchfork
This record is, first and foremost, about queer women. It is also about anyone who has experienced this kind of love: as blinding as religion, as cheesy as a Hallmark card, as familiar as a pop song.
70
Loud and Quiet

Forevher employs a simple premise of inserting queer love into the cis-hetero romantic narratives that have dominated western culture for millennia – and it works.

70
Crack Magazine

forevher is smart, thoughtful and an exciting follow-up from one of left-field pop’s most interesting introverts.

70
DIY

All in all, a confident second album that showcases why Shura should be on everyone’s radar.

70
No Ripcord

forevher feels like it’s immersed in the headrush and infatuation that comes with falling in love, creating a mood that it sticks to for the entire record.

70
PopMatters

Expanding her electropop sound with soulful grooves, Shura finds inspiration in personal experience on forevher.

65
Under The Radar

Shura has made a perfectly good pop record, but in her unashamed, subtle and normalizing presentation of queer love in the form of mainstream music has, actually, produced something conceptually revolutionary.

usedtobe
90
Relatively strong comeback from electropop deity and songstress Shura coupled with catchy, memorable tracks, vibrant instrumentation with varied hues and distinctive knack for melodies that lingers long after it plays. Also, the prominent use of piano intespersed with electronic elements are splendid. More romantic and mature, this is an optimistic triumph so much of a throwback yet sure footed and confident.
musicmagpie55
79
Shura's second record is a surprising yet welcomed shift in her sonic journey. She replaces her jittery synthpop feels with sleek, 90s- flecked Pop/R&B. While her sound has shifted, her interest in queer relationships remains palpable; her music evokes a curious hand exploring new sensualities and experiences. While the album seems a little long, it feels incredibly cohesive both in sound and lyrical content. Shura complicates the sacred by queering religious devotion and sexual ... read more
notanalt
60
The Stage Is Set And Ready To Go
marvelgaryen
87
Very cohesive album, I wish there were more upbeat songs but it's fine just like that, don't know if it's better then her debut but I dig it.
Plats
79
While it can be a little overproduced at times, "forevher" has plenty of great melodies, beautiful production and a cute concept about a long distance love to boot.

Fav Tracks: princess leia, the stage, religion (u can lay your hands on me), side effects, flyin', forever

Least Fav Track: tommy

Score:
7.9
Very Good
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Track List

  1. that's me, just a sweet melody
  2. side effects
  3. religion (u can lay your hands on me)
  4. the stage
  5. BKLYNLDN
  6. tommy
  7. princess leia
  8. flyin'
  9. forever
  10. control
  11. skyline, be mine
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Added on: June 12, 2019