Our Own Way

by Shookrah

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'Our Own Way', is a most unusual of singles - the platonic love song. Over an infectious half-swung groove, it chronicles the dramatic changes that can occur in a family unit over time; reconciling the differences between what was then, and what is now. Bouncing bass and drums propel the sparse, contemplative verse along before exploding into a happy, hazy wall of sound with a joyous refrain. As frontwoman Senita Appiakorang's vocals float on a warm, rising tide of guitar and synth, they herald hope for the future born from the past, with the fond reminiscence tempered by an occasional note of melancholy.

"Impossible to confine to a genre... Sounds like wicked, dirty pop music tousled with a bit of soul and funk that melds into a velvety psychedelic haze." - Afropunk


Papa was a nomad,
And mama she's a gypsy too.
Their love gave life so that
The fruit they bore knew love true

We all go our own way,
So let go, you can't chase me
In time we can all say
Our love, our love it persevered it all

Papa was a nomad,
And mama she's a gypsy too.
Their love gave life so that
The fruit they bore knew love true
And all was whole, buy holes crack
Cause all that holy in life too, can go bad


We love unwantingly, eternally, our love
We love unwantingly, we love unwantingly

So let go, we ought to, there's no return
So let go we ought to, there's not return x 2



released April 19, 2017
©2017 Shookrah
Lyrics by Senita Appiakorang.
Music by Shookrah.
Produced by Diarmait MacCarthaigh & Emmet O'Riabhaigh.

Recorded by Chris Somers, Edan Ray & Emmet O'Riabhaigh.
Mixed by Emmet O'Riabhaigh.
Mastered by Tim Fitzgerald Mastering.



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Shookrah Cork, Ireland

SHOOKRAH are based in Cork City and do their best to make banging R&B music. R&B that's dark like Kendrick Lamar, sensual like Beyonce and badass like James Brown. Powered by a rhythm-section of synthesizer, drums & bass, two female voices share melodies with a generously-effected guitar on top. ... more

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