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Albums Of The Week: Sharky | People Are Strange

Slipping sweetly between playful, poignant and provocative, the girlish London singer wins you over with the supple grooves and mellow melodies of her debut full-length.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:People Are Strange is the debut album from London’s Sharky, an artist who animates a world of colourful surrealism with her ambiguous lyrics and distinctive vocal styling, drawing on aspects of soul and jazz, touching on trip-hop, and swirling with indie and art-rock essence.

Pushing the surreal and ambiguous into the realm of experimental, the LP is the result of shared musical understanding between Sharky and producer/husband Todd Speakman. The LP celebrates Sharky’s ability as a lyricist to reflect on playful and poignant themes with a sense of humour and openness to people, places, and aspects of life, all through a personal lens.

People Are Strange features singles Shark — a smutty love song eclipsed under the analogy of a horny shark circling beneath the surface — and the swirlingly imaginative Night On My Mind, with the latter featuring Alex White (Fat White Family) on saxophone. Both tracks showcase the intricate dreamlike layering present in Sharky’s songwriting.”