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Nymph reveals Shygirl’s inner self-reflection in experimental vocal tones and deconstructed dance melodies and exhibits a new level of intimacy and emotional depth in her songwriting.
The 12-track album was created with a close-knit group of friends and previous collaborators including Mura Masa, Sega Bodega, Karma Kid, Arca and Cosha along with the producers Noah Goldstein, Danny L Harle, BloodPop, Vegyn and Kingdom. Simultaneously asserting her power and freedom and yet still longing for love, she delivers us lyrical harmonies and catchy hooks telling stories of relationships, sexual desires and romantic frustrations. Over lush production, Shygirl brings us on the journey of what intimacy is like for a woman who’s seen as ‘too hot to handle’, someone sought after and overlooked at the same time. Shygirl’s melodies intertwine with the sounds of bassline, garage, dancehall and hip hop, all seamlessly flowing together like an artful ribbon dance. The news of Nymph follows Shygirl's collaboration with FKA twigs on the Caprisongs track "papi bones" along with the late 2021 offering in single "Cleo”. Also in 2021, Shygirl shared the slowthai collaboration "BDE" and the self-directed short film, Shygirl BLU. Shygirl has gone on to star in Burberry’s AW21 presentation, claim a coveted spot in Forbes’ 30 Under 30, grace the cover of Berlin’s influential 032c magazine and team up with Mura Masa to remix the Lady Gaga and Blackpink track "Sour Candy" for the praised Dawn of Chromatica album.