I Love You, But

by Shameem

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I Love You, But has an ear-worm hook with a heavy urban beat and a deliciously dark, brooding quality. Shameem not only wrote but also co-produced the track, playing keyboards and contributing to the drum programming, in addition to her emotional, gravity-defying vocal performance. The song is one of four to be unveiled on Shameem’s forthcoming EP, Time Does Not Reverse, which was recorded and co-produced with Rob Agostini (Rai Thistlethwaite, Tim & Jean) at Soundbaker Studios in Perth. While the song is personal to Shameem and the lyrics stem from a broken relationship, the music video produced by Alucinor Productions boldly takes on the topical issue of problem gambling.

lyrics

We were much more than friends
A higher connection
You were my love, my trust, my blood

But then a shadow crept across your face
You chose the way that led to your disgrace

Chorus:
So tied up, don’t know what to do ‘cause I
I love you, but I really don’t like you
Said sorry, but you know it’s true that I
I love you, but I really don’t like you
I love you, but I really don’t like you
I love you, but I really don’t like you
I love you, but I really don’t like you
I love you, but I really don’t

I wish that we could turn
Back to the beginning
But time does not reverse, I’ve learned

Because a shadow crept across your face
You chose the way that led to your disgrace

[Chorus]

And if I didn’t care
Well, then it wouldn’t hurt this much
I wouldn’t be torn up and bleeding
I really, truly swear
Yeah, you will always have my love
But I’ve got to let you go
‘cause I’m so, so, so, so, so

[Chorus]

But I really don’t like you

credits

released June 16, 2017
Written by Shameem Taheri-Lee
Produced by Shameem Taheri-Lee and Rob Agostini

Shameem Taheri-Lee – lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, synth bass
Domenic Barrett – electric guitars
Drum programming – Shameem Taheri-Lee and Rob Agostini
Recorded by Rob Agostini at Soundbaker Studios
Mastered by Lee Buddle at Crank Recording

Photography by Mary Parker
Graphic design by Angelyne Wolfe
Makeup by Suzanah Soffian HMUA
Hair by Candise at Shendals Signature Salon

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Shameem Perth, Australia

Shameem is an Aussie of Chinese-Malaysian and Iranian descent, whose unique fusion of 90s R&B, 70s soul and a subtle twist of jazz is imbued with personal stories and socially conscious lyrics.

Shameem keeps a busy performing schedule, having supported such artists as Michael Bolton, George Benson, Ronan Keating and Belinda Carlisle, and toured in Australia as well as the USA and Canada.
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