Shamir Is An Angel And XL Knows It
The teen disco prince, and new XL Recordings signee, is back with a total bop.
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.