In a candid letter to fans, Shamir has discussed his struggle with music over the last little while and even shared that he was ready to give up on his dreams altogether. But we're glad we didn't. The "accidental popstar" has now released a 10-track project titled Hope, which he recorded last weekend.

"I was gonna quit music this weekend. From day one it was clear I was an accidental pop star. 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," he said in a letter to fans. "I started to hate music, the thing I loved the most! When I would listen to immaculate recordings with my friends their praise over the quality of the art as opposed to the art itself made me feel really sad for music as a medium in general. My music only feels exciting for me if it’s in the moment, and that’s what this album is. I made this album this past weekend stuck in my room with just a four track feeling hopeless about my love for music. I’m not gonna lie, this album is hard to listen to, but it was even harder for me to share. I love pop music, I love outsider music, and I love lo-fi music, this is my way of combining all 3. Anyway, I played, wrote, produced, and mixed everything and big thanks to Kieran Ferris for Mastering an album with an hours notice! It’s free! Enjoy! Love Yall! Still more 2 come!!!!!!!"

Listen below.