Shamir surprise-releases new LP (listen)
Shamir has just released a new album, titled Hope, which he just dropped unexpectedly via his Soundcloud. He also recorded it this weekend, apparently, during a time when he was considering giving up on music altogether. Shamir explains:
I was gonna quit music this weekend. From day 1 it was clear i was an accidental pop star. I loved the idea of it, i mean who doesn’t? Still the wear of staying polished with how im presented and how my music was presented took a huge toll on me mentally. I started to hate music, the thing i loved the most! When i would listen to immaculate recordings with my friends their praise over the quality of the art as opposed to the art itself made me feel really sad for music as a medium in general. My music only feels exciting for me if its in the moment, and thats what this album is. I made this album this past weekend stuck in my room with just a 4 track feeling hopeless about my love for music. Im not gonna lie, this album is hard to listen to, but it was even harder for me to share. I love pop music, i love outsider music, and i love lofi music, this is my way of combining all 3. Anyway I played, wrote, produced, and mixed everything and big thanks to Kieran Ferris for Mastering an album with an hours notice! its free! Enjoy! Love Yall! Still more 2 come!!!!!!!
This is much more of an DIY indie rock sounding thing than the dancepop of his XL debut, and includes a cover of The Blake Babies’ “Rain.” You can listen to the whole thing below and download it for free here.
Shamir – Hope – tracklist:
Like A Bird
One More Time Won’t Kill You
I Fucking Hate You
Rain (Blake Babies Cover)
Bleed It Out