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On ‘Shirley,’ an old soul says goodbye

“Shirley [1942-2016]” is a heartfelt eulogy, delivered without words but with plenty of soul. The instrumental EP is a tribute from Chris Russ ‘15, also known as faruhdey of the Outsiders, to his late grandmother, Mrs. Shirley Russ. Crafted in the weeks just before and after her passing, the project spins wistful soul samples with…

LÉON finding her way in new EP

We first hear LÉON’s voice 14 seconds into her “Treasure” EP, and it’s glorious. “’I don’t know’ is all you have to say,” she gripes though a thick production, substantiating all the genres by which she defines herself: “indiepop/soul/whatever.” The “Treasure” EP represents an exciting, if challenged, debut from the mysterious new Swedish artist and…