Mr. Shammi’s latest single, “Bacalao,” is beautifully conscious EDM/Pop reminiscent of the contemplative releases of a more straightforward period, artfully mixed with ambient, dreamy ambiance, irresistible rhythm, and Reggae hooks.
Mr. Shammi injects an infectious level of flair across a cinematically interesting “Bacalao” with engaging bass, crisp rhythms, haunting synths, and captivating melodies.
“Bacalao” seamlessly blends genres in a brazenly daring yet appealing style, resulting in an identifiable composition. Before presenting a mellow yet stunning vocal line that describes the complexities of a new story and perspective in an equally fantastic fashion, the song begins with a synth-soaked background and a reggae-kissed vocal hook.
“Bacalao” is cinematic to a degree, with a contemporary soundtrack that is relatively straightforward in its setup – making subtle use of modern rhythms, production qualities, and parts of dancehall, tropical, and duro. Nonetheless, it stands firm due to the character and energy of its primary voice.
The track puts the reggae rhythm at the forefront, addictive and catchy in a pop-like approach, resolving to a gratifying degree and forever impressing with its achingly honest vocal delivery. It incorporates passionate and refreshing songwriting hits with a beautiful twist to keep things new and intriguing.
It’s both subliminally motivating and musically fascinating. The tenderness of the approach has force, and the whole piece is beautifully written, played, and recorded. This season, it’s well worth a couple of spins.