The single, with it’s interlacing and twinkling synth keys, set over a constant treble-clattering beat and soothed by Shawe’s whispery, sexy vocals, has been making the rounds on the blogs recently, and was featured on the BBC, the artist of the week in Q Magazine, and as a Nialler9 Song of the Week in the The Irish Times.
Her latest effort is the split single, “Right Beside You” – highlighted by looping grooves, sparkling synths and booming beats – and “Last One Standing” a more subdued and melancholic electronic pop tapestry, should make 2017 an exciting year for PATHS and her growing fan base.
“I wanted to get three tracks out in a short timeframe to give listeners a full taste of my sound and felt that a single followed quickly by an A/B was the best route,” Shawe says. “[The singles] were written and produced in close succession and although different in sound, are all a lyrical reflection of relationship challenges.”
Her talents for assembling and manipulating diverse and multi-cultural samples that match to East-Asian instruments were partially realized by producer and post-rock front man Rory Friers, who has a new moniker – Thrash Hat. PATHS biggest musical influences include Jamie XX, St Vincent, HAIM, Feist, Shura, Miike Snow and Foals.
MP3: “Right Beside You” – PATHS