Shim Live at Koot's
Koot's is proud to present SHIM live in concert on Friday, September 28, 2018. Tickets are $20 adv/$25 door and will go on sale tomorrow (Sept 5th).
When Shim Moore first began writing solo music, a piece of early career advice stuck with him.
He recalls, Somebody once told me, When youre making music, the difference between good and great is blood. If you bleed on a record, people are going to hear it. If you dont, people are going to hear it too.
Truth is, Shims blood courses through every song hes ever written and recorded. Millions of fans worldwide connected to his songwriting, spirit, and soul across four full-length albums from the RIAA platinum-certified Sick Puppieswhich he founded in 1997. Following his split from the group during 2015, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer did what he does best: write.
I lost my band, a lot of my finances, and most importantly, my identity, he admits. I wasnt going to stop though. I had to find a new identity and the songs to go with it. It was a whole rebirth. It couldnt be some acoustic shit or a retread of what Ive already done. It had to be fucking amazing. After a couple of failed attempts at collaborating again, the universe delivered me this ultimatum, If you dont do this yourself, its never going to get done. Just do it.
Back at square one, Shim transformed the bedroom of his L.A. apartment into a makeshift studio and bought $4,000-worth of equipment from Guitar Center. Borrowing amps and guitars from friends, he personally produced and engineered what would become his independent solo debut in under 44 daysbarely making the deadline to return the gear. He transferred the chaos around him into the boldest anthems of his career introduced by the 2018 debut single Hallelujah.
On the track, bluesy clean guitar cries out before snapping into a gospel-style chantCan I get an Amen or a Hallelujah?carried by a full choir. It culminates on a wild guitar solo before dive bombing back towards the hard-hitting hook once more.
You can create the life you want regardless of the perceived obstacles, he goes on. Hallelujah is all about digging yourself out and starting the work. I didnt have a specific projection of where this was going. I had no idea what my destination would be, but I knew I had to get moving.
Elsewhere on the record, Our Time serves as an empowering affirmation set to a soundtrack of orchestral swells and unbreakable distortion, while Fearless encourages the superhero in all of us with a seismic chant.
Shim adds, Thats a conversation Ill have with my son someday.
In the end, this body of work represents the artist at his most poignant and powerful, and ready to tear up stages around the globe.
Music should sound exciting at all times, he leaves off. If it excites you, you wont shut it off. I wanted to make a record that didnt let up. This is my sound. Its real. Its empowering. Its who I am. Theres a lot of blood on it.
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