Discovery: Shumaq

Shumaq is a Florida, USA-based artist who brings together indie and bedroom pop with hip-hop to produce a sound like no other. He’s just hit my radar through his bright and breezy new track Savannah.

By Graeme Smith

Though upbeat on its surface, the track hosts a darker side. It tells the tale of hitting rock bottom and inner struggles. The story comes to life through the attention to detail in the lyrics but what sticks with you most is an earworm chorus which will play through your head long after the track has finished.

Determined not to be confined by genre, Shumaq creates music that is simultaneously fresh and accessible. I’ll be keeping an eye on him. You can check out Savannah below.