‘El Cohen’ is the first single from Shelley Bukspan‘s forthcoming album, ‘The Bronx Age’.
Bukspan gives an emotional performance as she displays vulnerability in her voice as well as her lyrics.
A delicate piece of music born out of a meditation sequence, ‘El Cohen’ is accompanied by a beautiful music video. It features three ballerinas performing a choreographed routine which is repeated throughout to mirror the meditation. Filming took place on Burrow Beach in North Dublin, a place that holds personal significance for Bukspan.
The track moves softly, drawing the listener in and carrying them with it as it develops, almost lulling them into a meditative state. As the track reaches it’s sonic peak, the gentle string accompaniment becomes slightly more frantic. Bukspan’s performance is emotionally charged yet she manages to maintain a delicate approach.
‘El Cohen’ is a wonderful display of Shelley Bukspan’s talents and no doubt, the rest of the album will follow suit.
Watch the video for ‘El Cohen’ below.
Dancers: Lauriane Calatayud, Sarah McKenna Barry & Stefanie-Heidy Suwidji. Directed by Sasha King, shot and edited by Bill Snodgrass.