Philadelphia-based and Vegas-born Indie Rock artist Shamir has announced his new album Heterosexuality due out February 11, 2022. Lead single “Cisgender” has been released along with accompanying video, taking on ideas of sexuality in a questioning way. The new track follows last month’s Industrial Art-Rock single “Gay Agenda”.
“I think this album is me finally acknowledging my trauma. Everyone knows I’ve been through so much shit and I kind of just rammed through, without really acknowledging the actual trauma that I do feel on almost a daily basis.”
Produced by Hollow Comet, a member of the band Strange Ranger, the new collection is the first to address Shamir’s queerness explicitly. Shamir’s self-titled album was released in 2020 and his first book But I’m a Painter came out this summer. He also partnered with the AI design studio Urbancoolab to launch the Bipolar Butterfly clothing line which donates a portion of proceeds to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
You can catch Shamir on tour coming up:
# = w/ Courtney Barnett
1/31: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
2/2: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
2/3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
2/8: Boson, MA @ Booch Center Wang Theatre #
2/10: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
2/11: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS #
2/12: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall #