Ivy League Records is extremely proud to release Arrows, the debut EP from one of the country’s most exciting new songwriters, Shannen James! The EP is a fantastic introduction into Shannen’s sparkling world, where pop is reimagined into something brimming with substance, warmth and of course, catharsis.


The 6-track collection includes Shannen’s striking new single ‘Seventeen’ – an unashamedly windows down, hair-in-the-wind, singalong pop anthem and ode to our carefree teenage years. The EP also includes her 2019 breakthrough debut, ‘Something In The Water’, ‘Collide’, ‘Empty Eyes’ , the force of a title track, ‘Arrows’ and the beautifully emotive, ‘Golden’.


LISTEN: ‘Seventeen’ by Shannen James


Recorded with up-and-coming producer and good friend Dylan Nash (Dean Lewis, Angus and Julia Stone) in a home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne. Arrows EP is a quietly confident collection of songs, written by Shannen over the course of a few months.


Of the EP, Shannen says:


“I think there’s an eclectic quality to these songs that allow my different influences to push through at certain times. It captures a sense of nostalgia for me that shares little snapshots of moments in time. Arrows was recorded in a tiny little home studio that was surrounded by big native trees and lots of bird noises and not a whole lot else. The studio itself was pretty tiny and that made me feel really connected to what I was making.”
Since the release of her debut single ‘Something In The Water’ in 2019, Shannen’s music has been embraced by both new fans and radio & streaming platforms – with adds across triple j, triple j unearthed and to-date, a combined 1.2million+ streams.  Shannen has supported artists such as G Flip, Men I Trust & CLEWS, and more recently performed ‘Arrows’ on ABC’s The Sound (TV), Isol-aid & more.

An undeniably stellar debut from a genuine talent, Arrows is only the beginning for Shannen James, who is sure to become one of Australia’s brightest stars.


Shannen James


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