Revelations is the brand new album from queer singer/songwriter Shamir, marking the 22-year-old's first label release since leaving XL Recordings. While the musician's junior studio effort won't officially be out until next month, NPR is streaming Revelations now, featuring lead single, "90s Kids."
Shamir first broke out as a breath of fresh air in 2014 with his debut EP, Northtown, which landed him a major deal with XL. After releasing his disco-infused full-length Ratchet, Shamir decided to abandon the industry machine with his independent bedroom-pop project, Hope.
"Revelations feels like Shamir's most vulnerable and sure-footed work," NPR writes, describing his new sound as a step inward. "It's stripped-down, self-produced songs are brimming with self-assurance and confidence, even in the midst of anxiety and heartache."