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  • Nova Holmes

Shaila Prospere aces her first offering of the year with ‘Faith’

Artwork credit: Leslie 'HeavyHan' Jones

Vocal powerhouse Shaila Prospere is well versed in the art of capturing pure vulnerability in her craft. As she encapsulates what it means to bring unadulterated honesty and raw talent to the table, Shaila exudes soul-infused fervour in every delivery, superbly countered by her contemporary edge that unequivocally captures her roots. The London-raised singer songwriter now returns to take her artistry to the next level. Introducing her latest package ‘Faith’, Prospere delivers a much anticipated mix duo. Offering an unplugged, soulful sound in the classic mix (produced by Les ‘HeavyHan’ Jones & Modeste), plus a funkified mix courtesy of producer Rickstar; Shaila Prospere offers fans a sonic experience they didn’t know they needed.

With a growing catalogue of gospel and rock infused productions, Shaila Prospere’s limitless and creative mentality is reflected in her discography, as she effortlessly injects different fusion tones into her work. Beginning her sonic journey by immersing herself in her parents’ love of country and reggae genres, Shaila plucks inspiration from the greats who have gone before her, from recording artists of Motown and Philadelphia Records to icons like Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston.

Blending styles to create her own distinctive sound, her productions are scattered with haunting melodies and skilfully woven lyrics, lamenting on the effects of love and life on the heart. As she harnesses her unique talent for re-awakening forgotten voices, she showcases her very own refreshed perspective.

Prospere’s latest offering sees playful guitar riffs bloom into a wistful melodic passage, in anticipation of a refreshingly simple, superbly smooth topline. Assisted by ethereal harmonies that drift into a wistful chorus with ease, ‘Faith’ leads the listener on an odyssey of sonic goodness as the artist reaffirms her unique talent for producing authentic and timeless compositions.

As Shaila Prospere enters 2023 armed with a new, acoustic-led take on soul production, she presents a cleverly complex record in wonderfully simple clothing. Continuing to interlink classic, evergreen sounds with pleasing, unexpected moments, the multi-talented artist now goes forth to unlock her most stripped back, honest version of herself. The result? An exceedingly captivating release.

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