Shira Elias has released “NAH”, the first single from her forthcoming EP, GOODS, due out May 29th via Goods & Services Musick.
The upbeat anthem sees Elias—best known for her work with the funk outfit Turkuaz—explore a new creative space. Honesty, self-discovery, and growth show up in full force on the song, which marks only her second solo release following “Burning”, which will not be included on the upcoming EP.
Coming in the form of a funk rager, “NAH” features a super-tight rhythm section replete with kicks and claps and a headstrong bassline, synthesizer, horns, and of course, Elias’ excellent vocal work.
“It’s the first time that I’m really expressing my music and my heart on my own, and it’s a pretty incredible and terrifying feeling,” Elias explained in a press release. GOODS will capture her decade-long journey as an artist working and living in New York City and serves as a prelude to SERVICES, an EP promised for later this year that will chronicle her recent move to the West Coast.
In a statement to PopMatters, Elias noted, “The idea behind ‘NAH’ comes from a personal mantra that I started telling myself every time I got caught up in other people’s problems: ‘It ain’t about you.’ When you know that to be true, then what other people say, do, or think, has no effect on you and you’re free to be the badass person you are.”
Head to Shira’s Facebook fan page for more information on future releases, get your dancing shoes on and listen to “NAH” below.
Shira Elias – “NAH”