Queer pop star Shamir (he doesn’t identify as male or female) just released his latest single In For The Kill, off current debut album Ratchet…which is so weird, ’cause I’ve been listening and loving this track forever! Anyway, now there’s a super cool DIY-esque mini-film that perfectly illustrates the inner workings and fantasy play of Shamir Bailey. Check him out as he navigates a flying saucer, inspired by the Ballon Boy UFO hoax, leaving this world, searching for new art frontiers.
“In For The Kill,” Shamir says, “is about making sacrifices to do things that make you happy. For me, that’s making and playing music. I had to leave a lot of things back in Vegas in order to do music – family, friends, certain trinkets I collect because I’m a very sentimental person. When you make music, you almost have to disappear and go deep inside yourself so that you can come back and give people something that feels honest to you. ‘In For The Kill’ is a song for me to show that what I’m doing is not an easy thing. It’s something that I have to work hard towards.”