After nearly dropping out of the music game, and nary a peep in new material since 2015’s beyond brilliant Ratchet (to be fair, he spent much of that time endlessly touring his debut record), we have it: a quick, self-release to soundcloud called Hope.
It’s meant to be just that: unpolished. Don’t expect those disco pop bangers on this one, but it explores new areas and genres to which he’s expressed adoration for in the past. It could mean interesting things to come.
From Shamir: “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!!!!!!!”
Listen to Hope below. You can really feel his process. There is humble hope that this brilliant kid stays at his craft.