The artist, who released his 2015 debut Ratchet via XL Recordings, said in a note accompanying the album that it was all recorded this past weekend, "stuck in my room with just a 4 track feeling hopeless about my love for music." The note begins with Shamir's declaration that he nearly quit music entirely before deciding to record the album.
I loved the idea of it, i mean who doesn't?
Still the wear of staying polished with how I'm presented and how my music was presented took a huge toll on me, mentally.
I made this album this past weekend stuck in my room with just a four track feeling hopeless about my love for music.
Anyway I played, wrote, produced, and mixed everything and big thanks to Kieran Ferris for mastering an album with an hours notice!