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Shamir debuts “Room,” a bittersweet anthem for homebodies

Stay tuned for a little honky-tonk acoustic moment at the end.

February 15, 2018

In March, the shape-shifting Philly-via-Las Vegas songwriter known simply as Shamir is putting out a 7-inch featuring a pair of new songs. One of them, called "Room," is debuting above in music video form. It's a homebody anthem with groovy drums, like a DIY take on ’60s girl-group percussion. It also showcases Shamir's charming diction, particularly on the speedily sung verse melodies.

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According to an email from Shamir, the track is about "feeling trapped even when there's an opening presented to you, those times you feel stuck and depressed to the point that making it out of bed feels like an impossible feat. 'Room' is a song for those that need that extra push to keep going and take advantage of all the open doors put in your path." Watch above, and stay tuned at the end of the clip for a very Shamir-core Easter egg.

Shamir's "Room" 7-inch comes out in March on Father/Daughter.

Tour dates:

2/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
2/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge *
2/21 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
2/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunk House *
2/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop * ^
2/26 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater ^
2/27 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey ^
2/28 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret ^
3/13 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder %
7/6 - Richmond, VA @ The National ~
7/7 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
7/8 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ~
7/9 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater ~
7/12 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ~
7/13 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's BBQ ~
7/14 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater ~
7/16 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ~
7/17 - Ogden, UT @ Amphitheater ~ $

* w/ Sizzy Rocket
^ w/ Pardoner
% Father/Daughter Records SXSW Showcase

Thumbnail image by Jared Rush Jackson