The track ‘Tryna Survive’ is his first since he released his debut album ‘Ratchet’ last year.
It features in a new Ray-Ban short film called ‘Sheep Plays Wolf’ (by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman). In the video, Shamir and his band perform the track as ‘Shamir And The Walrus Whiskers’. Check out the song and a short film below.
In the past, Shamir has unveiled a number of creative videos for his tracks including ‘Darker’.
Directed by Anthony Sylvester, that song followed the singer as he explored the Joshua Tree desert in California. Drones were used to film the clip’s sweeping landscape shots.
Shamir also previously launched a ‘relationship hotline’ to promote ‘Call It Off’ that offered “free round-the-clock advice for all your relationship needs”. It urged fans to call 1-844-4SHAMIR (UK dial 0800 1933266) and avail of three options: You can leave a message explaining your problem and wait for Shamir to get back to you, you can listen to ‘Call It Off’ over the phone, or you can hear those options all over again but in the artist’s deep voice..
It is unclear at this stage whether the singer is working on a follow up to his 2015 debut ‘Ratchet’. For that record Shamir temporarily relocated to Brooklyn, where he lived in the artist space Silent Barn and recorded ‘Ratchet’ with producer Nick Sylvester.
His only current tour date is at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley next Friday (September 30).