British songwriter Shura is less than two months away from putting out her debut album Nothing’s Real, which includes already-viral songs “2Shy” and “Touch.” Now, ahead of its release, the 23-year-old has released another jam from the collection, “What’s It Gonna Be.”
Produced by Greg Kurstin, who famously worked on Adele’s “Hello,” the track is an ’80s-inspired jam with handclaps, teetering lyrics like “If you let me down, let me down slow,” and a chorus that rivals Tegan & Sara’s “Boyfriend” in its power. (Kurstin also worked on their forthcoming album, Love You To Death, due out June 3.)
It’s one of two songs on Nothing’s Real that has the Grammy-nominated producer’s fingerprints, and Shura tells EW she recorded the track with him in Los Angeles. “I worked with him just after ‘Hello’ had come out,” she says. “I would Uber over to his studio and I would hear his song at least twice on the way to his studio. [I’d be] like, ‘Yeah Greg, your ASCAP check is going to be pretty big next year [laughs]. He’s such a generous collaborator. We did two songs I really love so it’s a nice surprise.”
Nothing’s Real is due out July 8.