Shamir: On My Own

Following March’s nine-track Cataclysm, Shamir (aka Shamir Bailey) returns with “On My Own,” a song that’s set to appear on an upcoming full-length album. The guitar-heavy banger about freedom after a break-up marks the artist’s return to more accessible pop—he has traversed all kinds of genres since his 2015 breakout, Rachet. Still, Shamir clearly pulls influence from all kinds of genres (from club-friendly dance-pop to lo-fi, …

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New music from Hudson Mohawke, a song for the haters by Kehlani and Shamir Bailey in puppet form in this week's musical round-up

Son Lux: Change is Everything With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track “Change Is Everything” from NYC’s Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in June 2015. The genre-defying song employees lush orchestration and soaring choir harmonies that bolster Ryan Lott’s emphatic vocal delivery. It’s a song about one …

Shamir: Call it Off

Las Vegas-based rising star (and CH favorite) Shamir has just released the video for his new single “Call it Off” from his upcoming debut record Ratchet, due to drop 18 May. It’s a bouncy, distorted track full of empowering lyrics that provoke a whole bunch of self-love while you dance around. The just-released video shows Shamir (and a bunch of pals and strangers) transforming into …