We are so excited to welcome new signee Shalom to the Saddle Creek family. Today, Shalom shares her debut singles, "Bad To The Bone" and a cover of Glass Animals' "Agnes" - both produced by Ryan Hemsworth. Shalom's debut album is slated for release in early 2023.
Born in Maryland, raised in South Africa, and now residing in Brooklyn, Shalom’s musical journey has been an unconventional one. After experimenting in bands within the New Brunswick DIY scene (where she attended university) Shalom continued to push the boundaries of her songwriting, pulling from her experience as a first-generation woman of color, and a college student in a predominately white space. In 2021, Shalom connected with producer, Ryan Hemsworth. The pair hit it off and began a year long collaboration via Zoom making music together and ultimately creating an extensive body of work that will soon be released. The duo don't shy away from dramatic flair, welcoming the listener into their unique realm of visceral sounds and emotions. The combination of angsty, bass led production and Shalom's ethereal tenor vocals create a captivating, otherworldly listen. “Bad To The Bone” and“Agnes” are the first tastes of the duo’s collaboration and sets the tone for what’s to come.
The Rise is the first word in a conversation, the first step on a new, unkept trail. It’s the beginning of a new era for the Toronto trio, and the first of three pieces in a year-long puzzle, which will be constructed over three separate releases.