GIV­ING VOICE TO IS­SUES

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - INSIDE & OUT HOME -

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.”

Shameem.

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