“Where Did You Go” is the debut single from London based soul singer-songwriter Shea. Probably best known for her collaboration with Attacca Pesante on “Make It Funky For Me“, one of the corner stones of the UK Funky scene, Shea is now stepping out on her own terms, using her breath-taking voice and wealth of experience to bring her unique style and song writing to a new wider audience.
With a timeless sound encompassing contemporary themes of abandonment Shea’s single brings together classic soul and jazz influences in a classy and heartfelt lament. Produced by Drew Horley (best known as the producer of Ty’s Mercury Nominated album ‘Upwards’), “Where Did You Go” (released 28th January 2013 on ThisIsArea7) evokes smoky jazz clubs, and puts a new twist on an era where double bass and snare brushes ruled the live circuit. It perfectly showcases one side of Shea’s multifaceted, self-penned debut album, due for release in 2013.
Shea (born Shea Bryce) was raised in Croydon, South London in circumstances that, by her own admission, were ‘tricky’. Growing up on a rundown council estate she was born to an English mother of Irish descent and Jamaican father who was essentially absent from her life from the word go. “Where Did You Go?“, the first single to be released from her debut album, alludes to the ‘mess left behind’ by broken relationships.
Following a brief stint at the now ubiquitous Brit School, and an equally mismatched spell trying to form a R’n’B girl group, Shea realized she needed to ‘make things happen’ on her own terms. In the last few years she has paid her dues on the live and club circuit, featuring on tracks for the likes of legendary UK Garage producer MJ Cole- she has also worked with some of the most credible underground UK talent ranging from Toddla T through to Shy FX.
Her self-penned debut album ‘Grey Skies & Rainbow Fingernails’ is due for release in April 2013.