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

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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