GIVING VOICE TO ISSUES
Park singer Shameem is socially conscious on her latest EP.
The neo-soul singer, who’s full name is Shameem TaheriLee, said Time Does Not Reverse was an album for her to explore social issues.
The themes were not confined to her lyrics, with the clip for the track I Love You taking on the issue of problem gambling.
“I think it’s important to have powerful and inspirational lyrics that make people think about how they are living life,” she said.
“The song I Love You looked at addiction and it came from a personal relationship so after talking with the director, this seemed like a great fit.”
Shameem will perform at the Ellington Jazz Club on July 29, a day after the EP drops.
“I’ll be performing with a live band, which is very interactive and there will be lots of improvisation,” she said.
“There will be special guests including rapper MACSHANE, who will be freestyling and he sure has the gift of the gab.
“The other guests will be jazz harpist Michelle Smith.
“The Ellington Jazz Club has been a cradle for myself because it’s difficult to find an audience with my niche music.”