Since releasing his Northtown EP on Brooklyn indie GODMODE, star-in-the-making and GEN F alum Shamir has inked a deal with XL, migrated from his dusty Nevada suburb to NYC, and—as of today—released a new single. He's already taken on disco, pop, gospel, and country, and now "On the Regular" finds the 19-year-old trying out bubblegum hip-hop, like a little Le1f or something, rapping autobiographical details over cow bells, whistles, and a zigzagging beat. In the song's accompanying video, he mixes loud prints, wears a fringe jacket over tie-dye, and rocks two different hairstyles; it looks as euphoric as it sounds. The track is a perfect follow-up to his eclectic debut, but also a nice introduction to the kid if you've been sleeping. This is my movie stay tuned for the sequel, he goes at one point. He doesn't have to ask us twice.
Shamir Is An Angel And XL Knows It
The teen disco prince, and new XL Recordings signee, is back with a total bop.
October 28, 2014