November 6, 2015


Shamir Brilliantly Brings "On the Regular" to 'Stephen Colbert': Watch

Stephen Colbert, thank you so damn much for bringing nonstop musical brilliance to broadcast television almost every night since taking over for David Letterman.

Shamir, thank you for existing.

The 20-year-old Las Vegas native, self described as having "no gender, no sexuality, and no fucks to give," brought his hit "On the Regular" to the Late Show, starting with a reworked soft-jazz bit at the top before launching into the peppy percussion we've been bopping to since early 2015. Donning a monochrome outfit Janelle Monáe might be spotted in, Shamir worked with about a dozen musicians to bring the positive-vibes banger from his debut album, Ratchet, to life. You gotta see him adorably cozy up to Colbert at the end, too.

In the two months since inheriting Late Show, Colbert has brought Kendrick LamarAlabama ShakesLianne La Havasthe Dead WeatherRun the JewelsPearl Jam (craaazy night; we were there), Tame ImpalaHalseyFlorence + the Machine and an orchestra playing The Legend of Zelda music. Yo-Yo Ma, too, 'cause that's how hard Colbert's going.