Montreal hip-hop artist Shades Lawrence shares her latest single ‘Turn My Head’ from her upcoming EP ‘Second Life’.
Combining 90s hip-hop elements with lyrical intricacies, the contagious tune flips the typical hetero-normative love story to produce a beat-driven queer narrative. Also hinting at her spoken word roots, ‘Turn My Head’ cleverly intertwines Shade’s lyrics with the velvety smooth vocals from Emma Maryam.
As a queer hip-hop artist and a DJ of mixed British, Jamaican and Irish descent, Shades is producing socially conscious and performative urban art. With her catchy delivery and exciting lyricism, Shades captures the gritty reality of love.
Alongside performing, Shades regularly organises and co-presents events with Café Co-op (a grassroots collective of mental health advocates), Sister Singer (showcase of women and non-binary musical talent in Montreal), and also Sister Spinner (DJ night for black womxn DJs). She also recently organized the Lux Magna Festival which is an event created to highlight the talents of womxn of colour.
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