Shine 2009 present their debut album, Realism – an exploration in freedom, honesty and perfection. With nods to downtempo, soul and golden era hip-hop, Sami Suova and Mikko Pykäri have created a perfect pop record: nine tracks dedicated to believing in something and doing what's right. Realism is Shine 2009's follow-up to last year's celebrated EP, Associates. It marks their second release, and their second project in collaboration with Cascine. Also on Realism, and in the spirit of pop experiments, Paula Abdul appears on the single 'So Free.’ The result is undeniable.