Shamir reckons with toxic friends, mental health and gender dysphoria in new song ‘Running’

There's a new self-titled album coming later this year. 

Shamir has released a new cut from his upcoming self-titled album.

The Philadelphia-based artist has shared ‘Running’; it features on his newest full-length, due 2nd October.

“‘Running’ is a song I wrote about a time in my life when I was a part of a toxic friend group where I was the only non-cis person,” Shamir explains. “The song is from the perspective of me now realizing how much it affected my mental health after being a few years removed and realizing how much I was dulling myself down so I did not stick out any more than I already did — and also how that directly made me experience gender dysphoria for the first time ever.”

Billed as his ‘most accessible’ album since 2015’s debut ‘Ratchet’, he says of the full-length: “I felt like it didn’t need a name, cuz it’s the record that’s most me.”

Check out ‘Running’ below.

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