Throwing Shade: Hashtag IRL

Throwing Shade (born Nabihah Iqbal), who contributed the insanely catchy vocals for SOPHIE’s pop tune (slash McDonald’s jingle) “Lemonade,” is a producer in her own right, with a thirst for knowledge. The London-based musician (who also hosts a bi-weekly NTS radio show) received an MPhil from Cambridge specializing in South African history, later traveling to Cape Town to work in human rights law. Now focusing efforts on music full-time, Throwing Shade will release five-track EP House of Silk 4 March 2016 from Ninja Tune. The lead single “hashtag IRL” will hit home for anyone who’s ever drowned in Twitter feeds, internet acronyms and social media blackholes to only choke on loneliness.