When Shamir Bailey returned only six short months ago with his second album, Hope, it signaled a drastic change in direction, sound, aesthetic-frankly, just about everything. The Las Vegas-born, Philadelphia-based songwriter had been previously lauded for his excellent debut, 2015’s Ratchet, an all-killer dance record filled to the brim with bubbly choruses and club-pop hooks. Hope was meant to wipe the slate clean, to rid Shamir of a persona he no longer felt represented him as a musician, and it did just that. The record, while uneven and imperfect, showed a side to Shamir that merely a few.
Revelations’ is the third album by Shamir, and his first on the Father/Daughter Records label. It was recorded in Las Vegas in May 2017. Revelations Q&A. Label Father/Daughter Records. Writers Shamir & Theresa Harris.
A quick listen at 31 minutes, the album hints at the new directions Shamir can take now that he’s found a path forward, and if they’re half as moving as a song like Straight Boy, he may be on to something. Essential Tracks: Straight Boy, Blooming, and Float.
com Shamir is Shamir and remains Shamir through and through, no matter what the universe puts him through. And what do you do if XL drops you? If you’re Shamir, you put out an album you recorded yourself all in one weekend, whilst questioning the decision to quit music.
Revelations is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Shamir, released on Father/Daughter Records on November 3, 2017 Revelations. All tracks written by Shamir Bailey, except "90's Kids", written by Shamir Bailey & Theresa Harris.
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Shamir latest album shows much potential, however with this LP "Revelations" there is hardly any tracks worthwhile to go back too or revisit. A pleasant indie pop slash lo-fi record but no daring risks and feels convoluted. Shamir yet again returns with the lo-fi sound he voiced in his earlier 2017 effort, this time with a better outcome-despite its many unkempt forms. Revelations is messy and purposely so-it's the artist's androgynous voice and lyrics that keep this whole thing intact. 63. Shamir‘s first album under Father/Daughter solidifies his new status as a lo-fi artist without losing his poppy glow.
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