Shamir shares new album Hope

“I love pop music, I love outsider music, and I love lo-fi music, this is my way of combining all 3.”
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“I love pop music, I love outsider music, and I love lo-fi music, this is my way of combining all 3.”
Shamir Bailey

Early this morning, Shamir released a new album called Hope onto SoundCloud. You can listen to it below and download it for free here. In the SoundCloud description, Shamir shares that Hope was recorded this weekend while he was contemplating quitting music. 

Here’s his note:

“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 I’m 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 it’s 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’m 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 lo-fi 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! It’s free! Enjoy! Love Y’all! Still more 2 come!!!!!!!”

Shamir, Hope:

Hope
What Else
Ignore Everything
Tom Kelly
Easier
Like A Bird
One More Time Won't Kill You
I Fucking Hate You
Rain (Blake Babies Cover)
Bleed It Out