Shambhavi Raj, better known as Sham, is an American singer-songwriter of Indian descent who recently dropped her latest EP, Discoveries.
She may not save the world, but a listen to her latest EP is sure to make the world a better place for about 20 minutes or so. Musically, Sham’s invention is everywhere. Discoveries sees Sham employ an ultra-bright chord progression, with rhythms crossing rhythms sometimes latin, and sometimes more pop. The result is great, as she innovates and develops her own alternative-pop image. The entire tracklist is full of sublime pop genius, thrilling electronica, and unexpected melancholy. Sham was able, on Discoveries, to project her idea of what pop should sound like in 2020 onto an essentially blank canvas, turning it into one of the most compelling pop projects in recent memory.