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Elle Shimada shares new single, ‘ABOUT BLANK ____ Ft. Rara Zulu’: Listen

The single combines “elements of Drum n Bass, textured soundscapes, and emotive cinematic compositions”

Photo of Elle Shimada posing against a wall wearing a neon green bodice

Elle Shimada has released a new track, ‘ABOUT BLANK ____ ’, featuring Rara Zulu. Listen to it below.

The self-released single is the Tokyo-born, Melbourne-based artist’s first music of 2023. Building upon the eclectic output she has become known for, the track blends elements of drum & bass with layered strings and jazz influenced beats.

Described as embracing the “uniting power of music to cultivate a dance-floor-activism”, ‘ABOUT BLANK ____ ’ also sees Shimada joining forces with Australian vocalist Rara Zulu to capture the experience of independent creative women through sound.

The single follows Shimada’s acclaimed 2022 debut album ‘HOME ≠ LOCATION’, released via The Jazz Diaries. Around the same time, the artist reflected on her changing concept of home in a Get To Know feature for DJ Mag, which you can check out here.

With last year’s HÖR Berlin mix already under her belt, Shimada has a busy rest of 2023 supporting names including Liv.e, Obongjayar, and Flying Lotus.

Listen to ‘ABOUT BLANK ____’ ft. Rara Zulu below.