Ash Shakur Releases a Nostalgia-Inducing New Single ‘Underwater Love’


Always one to evoke carefree imagery in his music, illustrator and experimental hip-hop artist Ash Shakur returns with his new single ‘Underwater Love’.

Armed with a handful of sandy metaphors, Ash delivers this laid back, nostalgia-inducing cut perfectly in time for summer.

The south Londoner is known for blending thought provoking lyrics and storytelling, with a touch of poetic wit. Not limited by genre, his unorthodox style and flow has won fans across the globe. ‘Underwater Love’ showcases this leftfield take on hip hop, boasting shades of old school boom bap with smooth melodies, jazz instrumentation and a soul/jazz inspired beat from Donato. Lyric-wise Ash explains:

“This record is about an interest in someone you really really dig. It takes me back to my youth when there was a girl I used to like but wouldn’t say, everybody knew it but her. I used a lot of sea references as a metaphor to tell this narrative. I want you to have fun with this record and to feel like you’re on holiday on the beach somewhere… And if you dig someone, then let them know so it’ surfaces!”