BEST NEW VIDEO: SHAMIR - CALL IT OFF
Yesterday on this fine site I was poking fun at the YouTube Music Awards, or whatever it is they call it. Today I’m back sharing another video that premiered at the awards show and I’ve realized I need to change my tune. Based on the strengths of yesterday’s FKA twigs video and “Call It Off” by Shamir today, I’ve decided to now ride for the YouTube Music Awards.
While not the Tegan and Sara cover I was hoping for, Shamir’s “Call It Off” is a wondrous bit of disco pop about the dissolution of a relationship. The 20 year old's high-pitched vocals take center stage here, flanked on all sides by a trancing beat and bass line that’ll remain lodged in your skull for weeks at a time. In the Philip Hodges-directed video, Shamir gets ‘puppet-ified’, which is to say he gets turned into a puppet. The results are as adorable as you can imagine.
Great video, great song.
SHAMIR “CALL IT OFF”
Shamir’s debut album, Ratchet, is out May 18/19 via XL Records.
In closing we’ll leave you with the aforementioned Tegan and Sara song, because f*ck it’s great.
TEGAN AND SARA “CALL IT OFF”
About Calvin Paradise
Calvin Paradise manages to live a productive life despite a childhood of home schooling and suffering from what some doctors have called the worst case of Groucho Marx's Syndrome in recorded history.