Everyone knows that when it comes to pop-music, the Swedes do it best.
Enter Sally Shapiro—a brilliant synth-pop duo comprised of vocalist Shapiro and musician Johan Agebjörn. Together they create some of the most gorgeous italo-disco known to man.
I was first introduced to Sally Shapiro back in 2006 when their debut single “I’ll Be By Your Side” and later, their debut album, Disco Romance, became some of my favorite releases of that year. Simply put, it’s the kind of music that can transcend your body, open your mind, and take you to that magical realm where troubles melt like lemon drops—no drugs necessary.
The good news? You can put down the mind altering substances because Sally Shapiro is back with a new single (and album for that matter) that’s ready to return you to your special place. The song titled, “What Can I Do?” is a tender take on the bands electro-roots that features shimmering guitars, a well-placed flute, and the soft palpitations of the almighty disco drum. And while the sum of the instrumental feels like an ocean being warmed by the sun, the lyrics reveal something a bit darker, “Who would want me if you leave me?/ Oh, What can I do?/ Would you call me if you need me?,” Shapiro coos on the song’s wispy chorus.
One thing’s for sure, Sally, if that bastard doesn’t want you, I do.
“What Can I Do?” is the lead single from Shapiro‘s forthcoming LP, Somewhere Else, due February 26th on Paper Bag Records. It also appears that the LP will house a track by the name of, ”This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has a Crush On Me.” For that I am already slayed within an inch of my life. Bravo Shapiro, Bravo!
Somewhere Else tracklist:
02 “I Dream With An Angel Tonight”
03 “All My Life”
04 “This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me”
05 “What Can I Do”
06 “If It Doesn’t Rain”
08 “Starman” (Feat. Electric Youth)
09 “Lives Together”
10 “Don’t Be Afraid” (Feat. Anoraak)
11 “Architectured Love” (Feat. Le Prix)