The power and energy that emanates from Edinburgh-based Rebecca ‘SHEARS’ Shearing is undoubtedly evident, but so too are the cadences that flow at times with a shimmering sadness. SHEARS is pop music with a dark edge.

Growing up in Ayr, she was singing opera from the age of five, taking on piano, flute, and guitar through adolescence, all the while burying a deep love of Christina Aguilera and Destiny’s Child under stacks of notation and music theory.

Having spent her formative years as a notable early star of the YouTube music community, which saw her build a vast online following, she moved to the capital aged 17 to study vocals at university, where she began writing the songs she wanted to sing. Inspired by real-life frustrations and the innate desire to respond to those feelings, her debut single Circle Line was recorded at home and mixed by Matty Green (Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Hurts).