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Shamir Surprise-Releases Free New Album, Says He Almost Quit Music

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Shamir released his debut album, Rachet, in 2015 via XL. It included his breakthrough single “On the Regular,” which has recently gotten renewed exposure via an Old Navy ad. Now the 22-year-old Las Vegas musician has surprise-released a new album, Hope, that’s available to stream on Soundcloud or download for free here. Shamir just recorded the album this past weekend and says in a statement on Soundcloud that he “was gonna quit music this weekend.” Unlike the quirky pop of his debut, Hope is very lo-fi in nature, befitting the fact that it was recorded in his bedroom in a short period of time, but Shamir does describe himself as “an accidental pop star.” Below are the album, tracklist, and statement from Shamir.

Shamir’s statement: “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. 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!!!!!!!”

Hope Tracklist:

1. Hope
2. What Else
3. Ignore Everything
4. Tom Kelly
5. Easier
6. Like a Bird
7. One More Time Won’t Kill You
8. I Fucking Hate You
9. Rain (Blake Babies Cover)
10. Bleed It Out

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