Multi-instrumentalist, psychedelic enthusiast, and self-proclaimed cult classic Jude Shuma is a proud native of Chicago IL. Raised on the city’s outskirts, Jude has been on a one-way street since birth. His voice and personality blends seamlessly with washed-out melodies and songs that invites the audience bask in a certain warmth like a late Summer’s day.
Upon finding a guitar underneath his parent’s bed, he began writing songs at the age of 15. Shortly thereafter he was gifted the most important item of his life: a Boss 8 track digital recorder. Fast-forward twelve years, and we have Jude’s debut EP, Afternoonified, a collection of tunes drenched in swirling reverberation and gritty tape echo. Recorded and mixed in his tiny home studio in Wicker Park, Afternoonified gives us brief insight into his convoluted brain space.
After holding onto the master recordings for months, Jude was convinced to release the music at the urging of a friend. Weeks later, one of the songs had already found it’s way onto the new HBO series, Ballers, which lead to his songs also being featured on ABC's Quantico and The CW's "Riverside". The quick slew of success convinced Jude that his hard work was going to pay off, and he embarked on a tour in early 2016 to support his music and reach fans across the country.
Finally returning home in late 2016, Jude settled into his home studio to reflect on his journey so far, and emerged a year later with his debut LP, Reflection. Nine songs of swirling, laid-back introspection are the platform for the guitar & synth soaked sound that Jude has made his bed in. The sincere expression behind this album cuts through the multiplicity of artists saturating the charts, and is sure to catapult Jude up to the next echelon of artistry.