AFTER TEN YEARS, SALLY SHAPIRO CALLS TIME

AFTER TEN YEARS, SALLY SHAPIRO CALLS TIME

It was just the other day I was thinking of when Sweden’s Sally Shapiro might release a follow up to 2013’s excellent Somewhere Else. Well now they have but its unfortunately in the form of their last ever single ‘If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind’ co-written by long time collaborator Roger Gunnarsson and co-produced by Mitch Murder. The project of Johan Agebjörn and an anonymous vocalist who maintained the moniker of Sally Shapiro throughout without revealing her real name, together they released three stunning albums (Disco Romance 2007, My Guilty Pleasure 2009, Somewhere Else 2013) all of which all sported accompanying full length remix equivalents. They also delivered or contributed to a plethora of collaborations and track remixes with and by other artists.

This is their final statement;

This is it.
Thanks for everything.
We did the best we could.
Everything came from the heart.
Everything was in stereo.

Our musical tastes don’t overlap that much anymore. Johan is more into 90s-style electronica these days, and Sally is into non-electronic pop. In three years, we’ve only managed to record these two songs as Sally Shapiro, so with this single we have decided to call our musical project a day, and we would like to thank everyone who followed us on this journey.”

This last single will be out on a 500 copy run on 7″ white vinyl on May 12, 10 years to the day that first single ‘I’ll Be Your Side’ first hit our lucky ears.  Pre-order that HERE. Listen to the two bookends below and if you want to rejoice in dozens of tracks released during the decade get over to their soundcloud page HERE.

To Johan and ‘Sally’, a sincere thank you for all the sheer unadulterated  joy. You’ll be by our side forever. And as your the name of your last single suggests, ….?

 

If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind

Sally Shapiro (SWE)
From the single ‘If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind’, Fika Recordings.

Sally Shapiro Facebook

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I’ll Be By Your Side 

Sally Shapiro (SWE)
From the album, ‘Disco Romance’, Diskokaine.

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I’ll Be By Your Side (Extended Mix) 

Sally Shapiro (SWE)
From the album, ‘Disco Romance’, Paper Bag Records.

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