Just last week, queer vocalist Shamir Bailey independently released a full 10-track album, called Hope, which he started and finished in one rare weekend. "I made the whole album from my bed," he told OUT. "I did everything: mixed, played, produced, sang and wrote everything." Now, Shamir returns with another unexpected drop--this time an EP featuring longtime friend RESA.
The pair co-wrote three new songs, "BRO," "REAL ASS BITCH" and "DOCTOR," all of which Shamir describes as "lo-fi deconstructed pop." Like with Hope, he's declared himself an "accidental pop star" on this project, but it offers a more playful electronic-leaning sound than the dense, layered guitars on Shamir's sophomore effort.
He's been collaborating with RESA since high school, but this marks the first time they've formally released a project together. "I love making REAL music with my REAL friends and as always, more to come," he wrote on Soundcloud, gradually becoming the Beyonce of queer underground surprise releases. Listen, below.