Sally Shapiro Announce Split, Offer Up Aptly-Titled Last Single “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind”

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2016 11:37 am

Say it ain’t so! One of the sweetest, dreamiest Swede pop acts of the past decade, Sally Shapiro, have decided to call it quits — but not before releasing one last single called “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind.” The pair is/was comprised of producer Johan Agebjörn and, um, “Sally Shapiro,” a singer whose actual name we never really knew.

Johan shot Idolator a note this morning stating that “after 10 years, we’ve decided to terminate the Sally Shapiro project with this last single (co produced by Mitch Murder of Kung Fury OST).”

Pitchfork also posted the following from the pair:

This is it. Thanks for everything. We did the best we could. Everything came from the heart. Everything was in stereo.

In a press release, Sally Shapiro added:

Our musical tastes don’t overlap that much anymore. Johan is more into 90s-style electronica these days, and Sally is into non-electronic pop. In three years, we’ve only managed to record these two songs as Sally Shapiro, so with this single we have decided to call our musical project a day, and we would like to thank everyone who followed us on this journey.

As for the single, Johan tells us, “It will be out on white vinyl 7” on Fika Recordings on May 12th (the 10th anniversary date of our first 12″, ‘I’ll Be By Your Side’).” Pitchfork notes that the b-side is an acoustic cover of David Guetta‘s 2014 single “Dangerous,” and “If You Ever Wanna Change your Mind” will also feature on a forthcoming Sally Shapiro compilation from their label, Paper Bag.

Between 2006 and 2013, Sally Shapiro released three remarkable electro-pop albums, including Disco Romance (2006), My Guilty Pleasure (2009) and Somewhere Else (2013). You can read our review of the latter here.