View Shamir's new video for his single "Straight Boy"

Posted on October 11th, 2017

Shamir returns with his second single off his new record, "Straight Boy". Directed by Ryan Carpenter, Shamir's simple yet powerful visualization of the single realizes the issues with having your identity dissected and stylized by the industry. Read what Shamir had to say about the video below:

"Straight Boy video is about white washing and queer bating in media. Its about how frustrating it was for me to have my whole identity picked apart at a young age just to see straight white men use it as an aesthetic choice. The Video, quite unequivocally depicts the process of white washing and the repudiation of the queer and people of color who pioneered."

Read the NPR piece here and check out Shamir's upcoming tour dates here: http://bit.ly/2fYTKqP

Shamir's next record, Revelations, drops on November 3rd.