19-year-old Shamir Bailey continues to make a bigger name for himself with every new release and a unique new sound on each. Today he drops his official debut, the Northtown EP. The EP comes via the buzzing label Godmode, a NYC label that Shamir hooked up with after they discovered him through his demo tape.
The Northtown EP is quite impressive. After a slew of singles, the project is completed by the additions of two previously unreleased songs, “Sometimes a Man” and his cover of Lindi Ortega’s “Lived and Died Alone.” The former is a pumping hit with deep synths and feisty percussion carrying the song at a lively pace, while the cover is a rough acoustic track that shows a softer side.