The music world can’t hype 19-year-old Shamir Bailey enough, and now, the Las Vegas native has released a new video for his song “Sometimes a Man.”
In it, the singer trades the typical, expected scenes on the Strip for the real, dilapidated desert that surrounds the familiar tourist territory.
I grew up in Las Vegas, and this is the side I know: the cookie cutter houses, the boarded windows of unfinished buildings, the gray banality of the road to Red Rocks national park. This is all too familiar.
The video was directed by New York city’s Anthony Sylvester, and considering that Shamir is on Brooklyn label Godmode Music and that he’ll be playing at the prolific Northside Festival in Brooklyn on June 15th, I’m beginning to wonder if his time in Las Vegas isn’t coming to an end.