‘Happenstance’ is a fun and slightly existential new release from Shalom

The track is from the artist's upcoming debut LP Sublimation.

The track is from the artist’s upcoming debut LP Sublimation.

Maryland-born, South Africa-raised, and currently Brooklyn-based, Shalom is an artist with a unique and unconventional musical journey that has left her with a thoroughly distinctive, engaging sound.

The latest release from the artist is the deceptively upbeat new single ‘Happenstance’, a track that does a great job of masking the world sick narrative within with its infectious drive and catchy hooks. Littered with contradictions, contrasting emotions, and soul-searching, ‘Happenstance’ finds an artist who is looking to come to terms with her place in the world, making for a provoking and captivating listening experience throughout. Being a first-generation woman of color and a college student in a predominately white space, these themes tend to pop up in Shalom’s sound and articulated in a really thoughtful and considered fashion, amplified by the feel-good nature and easygoing charm of the sound.