Shamir’s latest album Resolution is now available on major streaming platforms. The album, previously available exclusively on Bandcamp, was released in March without any PR or label fanfare. After months of pleading from fans for a wider release, the album is now available everywhere.
The album continues Shamir’s evolution from the dance-inflected tunes of his breakout 2015 album Ratchet to the more lo-fi, indie rock-influenced songwriting of 2017’s Hope and Revelations. Resolution finds Shamir delving further into the outsider music, country and punk that has come to define his recent work.
The album’s lead single “I Can’t Breathe” is about racially motivated police brutality, featuring a poetic account of the deaths of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. The song is “an anthem for, or perhaps a ballad to, the millions of citizens who are still being prevented from having their own voice,” according to a press release. Elsewhere, Shamir pays tribute “to the filmmaker who has defined urban teenage lust life for as long as any of us can remember” on “Larry Clark.”
In addition to being widely available on all digital platforms, Shamir has partnered with Vinyl Me, Please for a limited-edition, deep red vinyl pressing of the LP. You can grab a copy here, but you’ll want to hurry, as there are only 500 available.
Stream Resolution via your platform of choice here and listen to “I Can’t Breathe” below.