Shamir Shines on First-Ever TV Performance

Dan Reilly

By Dan Reilly

on 12.09.14 in News

We told you that Shamir was one of the best acts we saw at CMJ and we’ve shared his excellent video for “On the Regular,” but if you didn’t believe the hype about the 20-year-old singer just yet, watch his debut live performance below. The recent XL signee appeared on France’s Les Lives Du Grand Journal to play two tracks, “On the Regular” and “I Know It’s a Good Thing” with his superb backing group, and he brought the house down.

He fully embraced the playful boasting of the disco-tinged former track, while dialing back the theatrics for the latter, letting his high-pitched vocals shine. We’ll give him added credit for color-coordinating his nose ring and ice cream sweatshirt.

Enjoy the videos, and get to know Shamir even more with this interview.