Shalom — DTAP

Brooklyn-based artist Shalom releases captivating new single “DTAP”

Newcomer Shalom’s musical path has been an unconventional one— she was born in Maryland, raised in South Africa and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. After experimenting in bands in the DIY scene of New Brunswick, where she went to college, she continued to push the boundaries of her songwriting by drawing on her experiences as a first-first generation woman of colour attending college in a predominately white space.

Produced by her creative partner Ryan Hemsworth, her latest offering “DTAP” and a cover of Hovvdy’s “True Love” is part two of her single/cover series— the first of which included her song “Bad To The Bone” and Glass Animals’ “Agnes”.

“DTAP” is built over a captivating production which effortlessly blends indie and pop— making it a perfect match for Shalom’s stunning vocals. The accompanying music video sees Shalom roller skating near the ocean, fusing a profound passion with one of her favourite places. It’s always nice to see talented black indie musicians going above and beyond in their musical endeavours— Shalom is going to be a star.

“‘DTAP’ was such a fun song to make. When I visited Ryan in February I came to him with a demo of the chorus that I had made a couple weeks before, and the first full day we spent in the shed (Ryan’s studio) it just exploded into this upbeat dancey tune about dreaming of someone and the magic that happens when you don’t really care where or when as long as the who is right, the right person. It was a blast to write and even though I was in the midst of processing my big breakup, there’s something so pure about that song so the joy prevails. Joy prevails, different time, any place.”Shalom.

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