Philadelphia-based indie rock artist Shamir has released a new industrial art-pop single and video, “Gay Agenda.”

The video was directed by Jenny He, who says, “’Gay Agenda’ is a song about radical acceptance internally and externally. We are only leasing our lives, so we gotta make it our own.”

Shamir worked with producer Hollow Comet, a member of the band Strange Ranger, for the track, warping heavily distorted guitars, synths, and drum machines around Shamir’s angelic, unmistakable voice.

The track acts as a glimpse into what Shamir has in store moving forward. While he has yet to share concrete plans for a new album, Shamir has a number of tour dates ahead. Check out the full list of dates here:

Shamir National Tour
^ = w/ Lucy Dacus
# = w/ Courtney Barnett

10/17: Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room
10/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^

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 #

Check out the video for “Gay Agenda” below:

For more from Shamir, find him on Facebook, Instagram, and his official website.

Photo courtesy of Shamir and Marcus Maddox


Keegan Williams is a freelance journalist and artist. Keegan is based in Los Angeles, CA and lives quaintly with their hairless cat, two model skeletons, and Furby baby.

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