Shamir has finally released a cover of Billie Eilish’s “Ocean Eyes” after teasing the drop earlier this month.
True to its description, the cover art has a haunted ’emo shoegaze’ feel, elevating Eilish’s lines to new heights through a thunderous drum machine and spooky guitar.
Shamir started this year by releasing a video for “Diet” from his self-titled album – a song he admitted he hadn’t planned to release a video for.
“It wasn’t a single, and it wasn’t planned to be one, but it was a song that immediately resonated with everyone when the album came out,” he said. in a previous press release. “The origin of the song is quite dark, taking inspiration from the film My friend Dahmer, but the song’s deeper meaning is less about the blood or even Jeffrey Dahmer and more about the battle we all have with our darker urges and / or neuroses that tend to show up during our teenage / pubescent years and how that plays out. a role in developing our moral compass.
Shamir detailed his 2020 last year for Rolling stone; he cooked the custard, revisited the headrest of the seat The teens of denial, and named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the year’s greatest hero.