Synth pop artist Shura—real name Aleksandra Denton—has released the single “Religion (U Can Lay Your Hands on Me)” to announce her sophomore LP, Forevher.
On this sleek single, inspired by Denton’s burgeoning trans-Atlantic romance with her girlfriend, she flips the typical long-distance relationship narrative, delving into the sultry way absence makes the heart grow fonder.
“We’ve been talking on the telephone for hours at night, whilst I’ve been thinking about kissing you / I want to consecrate your body, turn the water to wine,” Denton breathes over a funky instrumental.
In the accompanying music video, the artist trails behind four nuns as they weave through gardens and dance in an empty pool. An undercurrent of attraction courses as the nuns sing to each other, and it doesn’t take long for their feelings to bubble over.
Forevher is out on August 16 via Secretly Canadian. Watch the video for “Religion (U Can Lay Your Hands on Me)” here: