Giving himself the title of “Accidental Popstar” after the release of first album Ratchet in 2015, Shamir was unexpectedly catapulted him into the mainstream spotlight with the gutsy dance-pop of hits “On the Regular” and “Call It Off”. Shamir switched things up in 2017 with releases Hope and Revelations, taking a right turn into decidedly lo-fi territory with lead single “90’s Kid” harking back to the deft lyricism that made the world fall in love with Ratchet-era Shamir. This new sound is pared back, raw, full of emotion and more lyrically faithful to the persona Shamir wants to evoke, with by turns uptempo and downtempo indie-rock giving voice to the personal mental health struggles he has experienced in the post-Ratchet years. An anthemic new turn for a new generation, we can’t wait to be mesmerised by Shamir’s new sound.
“Even in the darkest times, Shamir’s brilliance continues to shine through.” – The Line of Best Fit Review
“A bold, fleeting pop-rock record whose standout element remains Bailey’s gorgeous voice” – The Guardian
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come