From a deeply unique background to an equally incomparable musical style, from Iraq to America – Shirena Parker showcases powerfully soulful, emotive vocals and a respectably honest manner of expression throughout the beautiful new single Alone.
Drawing on her own experiences as a rising artist, Shirena creates a vastly ambient sense of isolation with this immersive new track, and guides listeners through the passion and frustration of the story with heavily engaging vocals. These meander through various sections, changing in pace and power accordingly, and holding your attention well in the process.
Conflicting emotions are reinforced by multiple layers of vocals, intertwining and occasionally colliding within the mix. Meanwhile the beat goes on, the mellow energy of the music backed by subtle organic fingerpicking and the RnB-esque nature of the vocal melody.
Gorgeously crafted, genuine and captivating – feeling like a freestyle outpouring of genuine uncertainty and lostness. Something like contemporary trip hop with an edge of alternative pop and a defiant sense of identity. Hopefully there’s plenty more music to come.