Shamir returns with his second single off his new record, "Straight Boy". Directed by Ryan Carpenter, Shamir's simple yet powerful visualization of the single realizes the issues with having your identity dissected and stylized by the industry. Read what Shamir had to say about the video below:
"Straight Boy video is about white washing and queer bating in media. Its 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's next record, Revelations, drops on November 3rd.
Your favorite Seattle-based supergroup, Who Is She?, is sharing their new single "Seattle Freeze" on KEXP today! If you weren't in the greater Seattle area to catch the broadcast, you could always stream it on their Bandcamp or soundcloud. Pre-order SEATTLE GOSSIP here before it's release on 10/6.
Listen to Shamir's newest track off his upcoming record Revelations today. The song itself presents the issues that seem to haunt those that grew up in the 1990s - from kids experiencing mental health issues to those who feel like we've had it against us from the start - "90's Kids" is the new millennial anthem. Pre-order Revelations here, and watch the music video for "90's Kids" below. Father/Daughter and Shamir will donate $1 per sale through street date to the Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania.
BONUS SHAMIR OFFER: If you are one of the first 300 people to pre-order Revelations on either CD or tape, we'll throw a Shamir mask in your order for free! Don't snooze on this hot deal, y'all.