It is increasingly difficult to find a unique location in New York City. Certainly even when one finds a new area, unexplored by a fledgling gaze, it can be assured that the spot has been milked so thoroughly as to make the explorer crestfallen if they took on the full implication.
In the absence of geographical novelty then, it may remain that the events that take place upon and within these sites may contain a path to new experience.
In the case of Shamir Bailey, the dernier cri comes in the form of his countertenor voice and fluidity of genre.
In March of this year, he took me on a short tour of a thoroughly travelled route to see if new life was to be breathed into its well-worn walkways.
Le premier album de Shamir, Ratchet, was realeased on May 19.