Shamir Bailey

Shamir Bailey is an artist from North Las Vegas. His pop music debut, Ratchet, came out in 2015 on XL Recordings. After a year of headline and festival dates around the world, he’s settled in Philadelphia, where he’s begun working on a follow-up.

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Talks

Katie Harkin (Sleater-Kinney, Sky Larkin) on Songs About People the Protagonist Hasn’t Met Yet – [Updated]

By Katie Harkin | April 7, 2017

Katie Harkin (Sleater-Kinney, Sky Larkin) on Songs About People the Protagonist Hasn’t Met Yet – [Updated]

An exploration of the form, including responses from Shamir, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and more.

Shamir Explains Why This Orange is the New Black Death Scene Bothered Him So Much

By Shamir Bailey | August 1, 2016

Shamir Explains Why This Orange is the New Black Death Scene Bothered Him So Much

The singer-songwriter talks race, police violence and dangerous fictions.