Shamir has announced his second album of 2020, a self-titled release due out on October 2. The Philadelphia-based indie artist also shared a new single from the album called ‘I Wonder’. Check it out below, along with a self-directed visual inspired by Keith Haring.
Shamir described the new song as being “about the feeling of love taking over your heart, even when you don’t want it to. It also alludes to climate change and how humans (‘love’) can be the most toxic thing to the planet (‘the heart’), but also the only thing that can fix it.”
The track follows the previously shared single ‘On My Own’, which was released back in June. According to a press release, the new album finds the artist trading the R&B and pop-inspired sounds of March’s Cataclysm for a grittier palette, with Shamir looking more “toward the post-hardcore ’90s for further inspiration — from Olympia, Washington cult heroes Unwound to bands of the Kill Rock Stars orbit.”
Speaking of the album’s title, Shamir added: “I felt like it didn’t need a name, cuz it’s the record that’s most me.” The artist worked with songwriter Lindi Ortega and producer Kyle Pulley (Hop Along, Diet Cig) and will be self-releasing the record, despite having his own label, Accidental Popstar.