Shura has released “Obsession,” a new single featuring her European tour mate Rosie Lowe.
Over slinky synth pop, the two singers proclaim their devotion to their lovers. “I’ll be your obsession / I will lay my body at the foot of your bed / I’ll be your obsession, babe / ’Cause I need you just the same,” they sing over sensual lines of electric guitar.
“Obsession” will appear on the deluxe edition of Shura’s 2019 album Forevher. Shura had written the song while working on the record, and wanted it to be a duet between two women, “but it never came to fruition during the recording process,” she explained in a statement.
“Then, when I toured Forevher in Europe, Rosie Lowe came with us and we’d always spoken about wanting to collaborate on something together and I suddenly remembered this song, which I loved but had somehow never finished. I sent the track across to Ro and when she sent back her rough take I was like ‘YES. this is it.’”
“Obsession” is one of nine additional songs that will appear on the deluxe edition of Forevher, out on March 26. Five of those tracks will be acoustic versions of album cuts. Also on the deluxe edition are Shura’s Bandcamp single “Magazine Launch (demo)” and “Elevator Girl” featuring Ivy Sole, which was released last year.
Watch the intimate video for “Obsession” here: