Socially conscious Perth soul songstress, Shameem has announced the release of her new single, Under One Sun (out Friday 12 December) and new album, The Second City set for release on January 16. Shameem will be celebrating the releases with a national tour kick starting in Perth at Subiaco Arts Centre on January 17, moving through to Melbourne on February 19, Canberra February 20, Sydney February 21, Newcastle February 22 & 23, Brisbane February 27, Byron Bay February 28 and finishing up in Adelaide on March 1.
With a strong soul influence and a unique jazz sensibility, the follow up to acclaimed first single, Beautiful Soul, Shameem’s latest offering, Under One Sun was co-written with Grammy-winning UK-based producer, James Bryan (Nelly Furtardo, Olly Murs, James Morrison). Peddling an important message, Under One Sun is a catchy soul pop number that will leave you singing the heartfelt lyrics long after song’s end. Touching on how humanity has a common root, the chorus sees Shameem sing, ‘everyone’s dreaming under one sun’. “We are all members of one human race, we all live on the same planet and receive life from the same sun in the sky,” explains Shameem. “I want people to think about why it is that we treat some people differently to others, when they are all equally our human brothers and sisters, no matter where they come from, what colour they are or what they believe.”