Shygirl has dropped her new album Nymph and you’ll be able to see her at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Friday, Mar. 24, 2023, along with more tour dates across the globe. On it, the South London artist offers up an eclectic glimpse into the intimate depths of her musical mind, saturating it all in the heady sensuality that’s characterized her soundscapes since the first single and music video.
But the album is as much introspection as it is an outpouring of vocal identity. And Shygirl — an almost oxymoron at this point — invites you in with gusto (if you can handle it). The album’s first two tracks — the simmering self-reflector “Woe” and shuddering call-and-response “Come For Me” — reveal Shygirl’s tendency for experimentation. Settling into cavernous electronica as easily as she does when she’s dropping fiery bars amidst concussive beat tracks devised by longtime producer Sega Bodega.
While tracks like “Shlut” and “Firefly” represent the fluctuations of style and genre that makeup Shygirl’s sonic palette. From galloping percussion rhythms to throwback R&B layers and instrumental mixups — the entirety of Nymph is built on the stunningly woven intricacies of her music.
There’s the raw rush of bittersweetness that fills the break-up ballad “Heaven” and its combustive counterpart “Missin u.” While the heavily Eurodance-inspired club bumper “Poison” and thrumming energies of “Wildfire” serve as a reminder that, whatever the tempo, Shygirl is always ever potently in control.
See Shygirl at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 24, 2023, and check out the rest of their tour below!
11/5 – Sao Paolo, BR @ Primavera Sound
11/12 – Santiago de Chile, CL @ Primavera Sound
11/13 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Primavera Sound
12/1 – London, UK @ Printworks
12/2 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
12/6 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
12/7 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
12/10 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
12/31 – Perth, AU @ Beyond the Valley Fest
1/1 – Sydney, AU @ Field Day Festival
1/4 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
1/6 – Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
1/7 – Brisbane, AU @ Field Day Festival
3/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Nightclub
3/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
3/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
3/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/25 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
3/31 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
4/3 – Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club
4/4 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
4/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
4/8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/9 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
4/15 – Miami, FL @ The Ground
Words by Steven Ward
Listen to Shygirl’s new album Nymph below!