Published Dec 30, 2014Las Vegas up-and-comer Shamir garnered a lot of a attention for his disco-laced R&B debut EP Northtown earlier this year, but he's closing out the year with a new take on a country smash.
As part of Rookie's "Theme Song" series, the singer reimagines Miranda Lambert's 2009 single "The House That Built Me." Speaking to the magazine about his choice of tune, Shamir said:
I love Miranda Lambert so much. When you told me the theme, I was like, "I have the perfect song!" The song is so beautiful because it's written like you're telling a story to someone else. For the person singing it, you're talking to a person living in a house that you've built with your family from the ground up, and grown up in, and have all these memories about. You're letting the person know how special the house is, and all that you've done in it.
Listen to Shamir cover "The House That Built Me" in the player below.