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LA-based futuristic R&B-Funk artist Shira Elias has announced SERVICES the EP, due out December 2nd, 2022. The single “HOOK’D,” the first taste of the project, is also out now. Alongside new music, Elias will perform live and solo across Southern California this November, and join the new Cool Cool Cool funk outfit at North Beach Music Festival this December. The release of the new EP picks up where Elias’ 2020 debut EP, GOODS the EP left off.
Elias explains about the EP:
Where ‘GOODS’ was my first solo endeavor, really trying to find a voice while still living and grinding in New York, ‘SERVICES’ is me exploring a new world, moving to Los Angeles during a global pandemic, and trying to love who I am. I think you can really hear the evolution and the difference in the writing and production. Produced by MEGA, Elias is thrilled to share her most realized body of work to date.
The song “HOOK’D” explores “the thrilling early stages of an all-consuming crush”.
‘HOOK’D’ is about animalistic love; that carnal, raw, exciting feeling of the chase at the beginning of a connection. It’s supposed to sound like the sparks that fly and build inside of you when you are attracted to someone but the mystery of not knowing where it will go.
Elias joined nine-piece Funk outfit Turkuaz in 2014 and spent the following seven years touring both nationally and internationally before the band parted ways in late 2021. After Turkuaz dissolved, Elias spent summer 2022 touring, from opening for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic to performing a string of dates with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew of Talking Heads. Most recently, Elias, along with several of her former Turkuaz bandmates have come together to form an all new funk outfit called Cool Cool Cool.
Shira Elias Tour Dates 2022
Nov. 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
Nov. 4 – San Diego, CA – Winstons Beach Club
Nov. 05 – Palmdale, CA – Transplants Brewing Company
Dec .10 – Miami, FL – North Beach Music Festival*
* with Cool Cool Cool