After the release of Shamir’s hit single “On The Regular” in 2014, this obscure indie based artist, quickly became a global sensation. Within a one year time-span, Shamir released his debut album Ratchet, began his first world tour and also gained major endorsements deals, ranging from Apple to Google. Yet even with this immense success, Shamir was also facing intense pressure to produce a form of perfected music, that wasn’t authentic to his art. These industry based expectations, almost pushed Shamir to quit performing music altogether. Luckily, Shamir decided transform his creative frustrations, in to music magic, by fully manifesting and self-releasing his latest album “Hope”.
In a two day time span, Shamir produced and recorded an entire album, that truly reflected his deep rooted passion for music. Accompanied with the release of Hope, Shamir also further elaborated on his emotional journey so far, via Soundcloud
“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. … 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!!!!!!!”
Experience Hope in its fullest form, by checking out Shamir’s latest album below.
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