With his debut album Ratchet, Vegas-born Shamir became heard front-to-back. This one-of-a-kind talent has gone through his music career as an independent artist, with a “do-it-yourself” mentality to everything – writing, recording, producing, and releasing his own material. The confidence and proficiency in everything helped Shamir rediscover himself in the process. He calls his approach “a struggle against a rigid and racist music industry.”
Shamir’s latest release paints a clear picture of his perspective if you listen carefully because it’s about more than the music. The indie-pop banger titled “Heterosexuality” is especially addictive and has been in constant rotation since we first found it. It’s not made for avoiding reality. This marks Shamir’s eighth record, which tells a story of his identity as a Black queer person.
Thanks to “Heterosexuality”, now he’s got millions of people paying attention. Stream the track now on all major platforms.