For this project, Shura collaborated with Philadelphia rapper Ivy Sole. Sole’s verse features masterful metaphors, laid carefully over a trip-hop-esque beat. This performer possesses an easy-going, yet vehement lilt to her voice – a quality solidified by artists such as Aaliyah and Lauryn Hill.
“elevator girl” was written as a collaborative project by Shura and Sole. In conversation with Dork, Shura explained the inspiration for the song: “elevator girl” is “partly inspired by the time I had to get an elevator to my hotel room on the 22nd floor with a first date who I’d only just met in the lobby.” The track focuses on this elevator journey, where Shura croons with a voice smooth like silk: “I’m high it’s like a drug / She’s my elevator girl.”
“She e-le-vates my world’” trails down a discordant scale, reminiscent of an elevator reaching different floors. The song reaches completion with Shura’s drawl “I got a girl in my room,” shutting the doors on her new take on elevator music.
This elevator may have reached its destination, but Shura is still on the rise.