With a full-length studio recording due out later this year, Toronto-by-way-of-Manchester singer, songwriter and rapper, Shotty Horroh has just served up a hearty helping of his renovated, rocker-ready sound via the new single “Shudehill”. Out now on all major digital platforms thanks to Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Horroh’s (real name Adam Rooney) new track is accompanied by a simple-but-slick video which, interlaced with grainy stills and footage, pays homepage to his hometown of Harpurhey, England.
Tackling the “realities of growing up in a deprived inner-city”, the songs’ lyrics are impassioned and real, pulled directly from Shotty’s own life and upbringing. A rocker at heart (he’s down with fellow Brits Oasis, The Beatles and The Stone Roses), the artist began to break out after tremendous success within his local battle rap scene, leading to attention from major acts the likes of Deadmau5, Jay Z, and Drake. Rap accolades aside, Shotty Horroh is diving headfirst into his new sound and, as evidenced by this lead single, he’ll have no issue in continuing to amass both fans and accolades.
Commenting on the new musical direction, “Shudehill” single, and upcoming album, Horroh notes:
“Some friends were having a good time making a few riffs. I didn’t know anything about singing in that style. I sung an Oasis song with them and they told me I sounded like Liam Gallagher. They convinced me to have a session writing songs in that style. These are the best songs I’ve ever written.”
Want more? Check out the video for “Legendary” by deadmau5 and Shotty Horroh.