Artist To Watch – PATHS

During the past few weeks since her 2017 debut single, “Neoprene,” new Belfast electronic alt. pop artist Jule Shawe, aka, PATHS, has garnered a good amount of press coverage and fans in Ireland, the UK and abroad.

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

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