Shamir Shares Video for New Song “Straight Boy” and Announces New Tour Dates

Revelations Due Out November 3 via Father/Daughter Records

Oct 11, 2017
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Shamir is releasing a new album, Revelations, on November 3 via Father/Daughter Records. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "90's Kids," which lamented the challenges of those born in the 1990s. Now he has shared the album's second single, "Straight Boy," via its video. As its title suggests, the song and video both address LGBT issues. Ryan Carpenter directed the stark video, which features Shamir performing the song on electric in a white room. Sometimes the image of another man is superimposed over him. Watch it below. Shamir has also announced some new December tour dates and those are below too.

In a press release Shamir says the video is about "white washing and queer bating in media. It's about how frustrating it was for me to have my whole identity picked apart at a young age just to see straight white men use it as an aesthetic choice. The video, quite unequivocally depicts the process of white washing and the repudiation of the queer and people of color who pioneered."

Shamir released his debut album, Rachet, in 2015 via XL. It included his breakthrough single "On the Regular," which has more recently gotten renewed exposure via an Old Navy ad. After being dropped by XL, in April the Las Vegas musician surprise-released a new album, Hope, that was recorded in one weekend. Now he has signed to San Francisco indie label Father/Daughter Records and announced a new album, Revelations.

A previous press release described the album like this: "Revelations finds Shamir going back to what has always inspired him: outsider music, country and punk. The result is raw and vulnerable, songs stripped down to their emotional core. These are Shamir's Revelations." 

Shamir and Father/Daughter will be donating $1 from every pre-order sale to the Mental Health Association of PA.

Shamir Tour Dates:

12/4 - Columbus, OH @ Basement *
12/5 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
12/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
12/8 - Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
12/9 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel ^
12/10 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont ^
12/11 - Boston, MA @ The Great Scott ^
12/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere ^
12/15 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
12/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^

* w/ Peaer
^ w/ Partner

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