Work in Progress
Shobha (pronounced Show-BAH), a Halifax native but Toronto-based singer-songwriter, just released her debut album, Work in Progress. Comparable to Nelly Furtado and Alicia Keys, Shobha’s style mixes urban, pop, jazz and ska sounds. For the first single on the album, “Always on Your Feet,” the artist won a regional (Toronto) award for the Canadian Radio Star National Songwriting Competition, which puts her in the running as finalist in the national round of the contest. The album’s 11 tracks lead listeners through a funky journey of self-discovery, one that flows together as a reflective, relatable story.