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"In For The Kill" - Shamir [YouTube Official Music Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published September 16, 2015

20-year-old Shamir is undoubtedly one of the breakthrough stars of the past couple years, and his LP Ratchet will surely be making some best albums of 2015 lists. Directed by Anthony Sylvester, this new music video is a funky good time. Watch "In For The Kill" above, via YouTube.

Combining classic funky R&B with disco and modern electronic pop, Shamir has created an infectious track that sounds great. The music video is a perfect match, showing that Shamir is not from this world as he drops music on us mere Earthlings. At this point in his young career, Shamir is ballin' on a budget -- but he's still got a sweet spaceship!

The video premiered on Rookie Mag, where Shamir reflected on the song and a couple of his other favorite songs from Ratchet:

I love coming of age things. My favorite thing to see is the human condition, how we all change and grow, and what we go through at certain times of our lives. Much of the album is about life experiences, starting with Vegas—where I’m from— and living in a town that caters to others and not really to the people that live there: “In for the Kill,” which is about being uprooted from where you come from to do what you love, to “On the Regular,” which is pretty much an f-you to the haters. My favorite [song] is “Make a Scene,” because it’s about something that I really haven’t heard or seen people talk about; It’s about how hard it is to be between 18 to 21—where you’re an adult, but not really. You’re kind of half of an adult. You can live on your own, you’re paying taxes, but you can’t have a drink and you can’t go to certain shows. I’m really proud of “Make a Scene” because I know a lot of people feel that way.

Pick up Ratchet on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). You can also stream the full album here on Zumic, via Spotify.

Keep up with Shamir's latest music, news, and tour dates on his Zumic artist page.

Source: Shamir 326 YouTube

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