As Jason Lamphier describes in his profile of Shamir in Out's June/July Hot List:
"The sound he’s pursued — a mix of Sylvester-channeling disco, De La Soul-esque ’90s rhymes, and effects-heavy synth-pop — perfectly complements his soulful, androgynous tenor and astute songwriting. Ratchet may be his debut album, but it arrives fully formed, buzzing with youthful abandon while also presenting Shamir Bailey as a sort of winking, omniscient diva."
Ratchet is out May 18. Watch the video below: