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Listen: Shamir - "The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert cover)"

30 December 2014, 11:48 | Written by Laurence Day

Shamir's ascent has been quite majestic thus far, with some standout pop singles and a nod from the BBC Sound Of 2015 list.

Now, for Rookie's 'Theme Song' series - a series that's featured Speedy Ortiz and Perfect Pussy in recent times - he's covered Nashville star Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me".

The Las Vegas experimental-pop artist eschews his usual bombast for something slightly more delicate and down-to-earth. Using only the deft strum of acoustic guitar, and his own inimitable vocal timbres, Shamir crafts something that relies more on emotion than sonic hocus pocus.

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