Pauline Murray, singer, songwriter and performer with iconic first-wave punks Penetration and 80s pop ensemble the Invisible Girls releases her third solo album ‘Elemental’ on 25th September.

Listeners got their first taste of the classic synth-led pop sounds of ‘Elemental’  with the release of the ‘Secrets’ single back in June, and today Pauline follows that up with the upbeat and melodically addictive new single ‘Shadow In My Mind’.

“Shadow In My Mind’ has only ever been performed as part of my acoustic set (supporting the Mission, Ronnie Spector, Doctors of Madness and toured solo in Australia in 2014),” explains Pauline. “The song is about the dialogue we constantly have with ourselves both positive and negative and how we can be our own best friend or our own worst enemy.”

For the video, Pauline filmed in Polestar Studios, the recording and rehearsal space she set up in 1990 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and still runs to this day.

“I am rocking my new suit, which was bought just before lockdown, for the first time,” she continues. “It’s not the most groundbreaking video but was fun to do on a sweltering hot day (last Saturday). The song was originally performed acoustically so it’s nice to get back to that.”

Watch the video for ‘Shadow In My Mind’ HERE:

Buy the single HERE:

The recording of the song began in France in October 2016 with acoustic guitar and keyboards and was completed at Polestar Studios Newcastle Upon Tyne with additional musicians –  Steve Hopkins, keyboards, Paul Thompson, drums, and Robert Blamire, bass who is also the producer.

Pauline will be touring with The Psychedelic Furs in April/ May with a full band, performing songs from her acclaimed album ‘Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls’ as well as a selection of songs from her new album ‘Elemental’.

‘Elemental’ is released 25th September via Polestar Records and available for pre-order here: Pre- order here:


Elemental’ album track listing:

  1. Secrets
  2. The Gambler
  3. When We Were Young
  4. Shadow In My Mind
  5. Weeds
  6. After All
  7. Chains
  8. Dark Clouds
  9. Missing
  10. Unbroken Line


Catch Pauline live with The Psychedelic Furs in April/ May at the following dates:


April 28 Nottingham Rock City

April 29 Bristol Academy

May 1 Liverpool Academy

May 2 Glasgow Barrowland

May 3 Manchester Academy 2

May 5 Cambridge Junction


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