We first encountered Shamir when we got to know Brooklyn-based indie label GODMODE and their COMMON INTERESTS WERE NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP US TOGETHER compilation, and really fell in love with his unique voice on his debut EP Northtown. Today, Shamir announces signing with the always excellent XL Recordings and shares a new song and video, “On The Regular.” It’s a fun and funky mixture of a bouncy basssline, cowbell and, somewhat surprisingly, Shamir rapping.
The video matches the song’s youthful exuberance. Check it out above.
Watch Shamir perform a cover of Brandy Clark’s 2013 country song “Stripes” on a street in Brooklyn for us and get to know him a bit better via the two videos below.