Hey! Shamir has unveiled a new free album called ‘Hope’

Recorded and mixed over the weekend, it comes with the news that Shamir almost quit music altogether
We do like surprises, especially if it’s a fresh new album from bonafide fave Shamir – unveiling new LP ‘Hope’ online.

The album, which is free to stream and listen to, comes with a note that details its creation. The follow-up to Shamir’s 2015 debut was recorded over the weekend and was written, produced, mixed and performed entirely by Shamir himself. Makes you think that maybe we should have done more with our weekend than stuff our faces with chocolate eggs…

Revealing that he “was gonna quit music this weekend”, Shamir goes on to detail his thinking – explaining how “from day one 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 I’m 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 it’s in the moment, and that’s what this album is. I made this album this past weekend stuck in my room with just a four-track feeling hopeless about my love for music. I’m 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 lo-fi music, this is my way of combining all three. Anyway I played, wrote, produced, and mixed everything and big thanks to Kieran Ferris for mastering an album with an hour’s notice! It’s free! Enjoy! Love y’all! Still more 2 come!!!!!!!”

Whilst we wait for EVEN MORE to come, check out ‘Hope’ in full below (and download the album from the link ‘ere)



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Ignore Everything

Tom Kelly


Like A Bird

One More Time Won’t Kill You

I Fucking Hate You

Rain (Blake Babies Cover)

Bleed It Out

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