Five years after he released his first SoundCloud album, Shamir Hopes It was reissued on vinyl for a deluxe edition via Kill Rock Stars, featuring the previously unheard songs “Breathe” and “Camouflage”.
Hopes It was the follow-up to Shamir’s debut album, 2015 QuestionsAnd it came in a miraculous way. Stunned by the interest and approval Questions Caught up in the pressures of fame and the commodification process, Shamir almost quit music altogether. But one weekend recording session brought him back from the edge, and resulted in a creation Hopes.
“Hopes “It came at a time in my life when I was desperately searching,” Shamir said in a statement. “I found myself no longer wanting to play music after a rough introduction to the music industry. I didn’t feel seen or heard as the artist that I was, or at least wanted to be, and I was afraid that if I revealed that part of myself that no one would accept it.” .at the time you registered HopesI totally thought it would be the last thing anyone would hear from me. Somehow, though, this record cleared a new chapter for me.”
tea Hopes The deluxe reissue will come with an instant download of the original album, as well as a limited edition lime green vinyl. Pre-orders are ongoing here. See album details and listen to “Breathe” and the live version of “Camouflage” below.
Since entering the “new chapter” with Hopes, Shamir has been busy releasing six albums in the past five years. His last program was last year Homosexuality.
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