Shy Guy “Downer”

Washington, DC’s Shy Guy just released his third official single, “Downer.” The track’s inauspicious beginning of just quiet synth-pad and vocals makes you think this will be another Sam Smith wannabe. Shy Guy clearly has his own personality. When the chorus hits and he exclaims “I’m a fucking downer,” it almost elicits laughter because it comes out of nowhere. But for people like Shy Guy (and me tbh), being a downer is serious and he treats as such in the song.