Shamir Reflects on Toxic Friendships and Gender Dysphoria in New Single "Running"

Set to appear on his upcoming self-titled album.

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Indie rock figurehead Shamir has dropped off an animated music video for his latest single “Running,” set to appear on his upcoming self-titled album.

A reflection on toxic friendships and gender dysphoria, the accompanying visual features animation from Faye Orlove and follows the singles “I Wonder” and “On My Own.” Shamir explained,”‘Running’ is a song I wrote about a time in my life when I was a part of a toxic friend group where I was the only non-cis person,” adding, “The song is from the perspective of me now realizing how much it affected my mental health after being a few years removed and realizing how much I was dulling myself down so I did not stick out any more than I already did — and also how that directly made me experience gender dysphoria for the first time ever.”

Watch Shamir’s “Running” visual above. His self-titled album drops October 2.

Elsewhere in music, The Alchemist announced four new projects.

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