KING “Shit Show” official music video
Danish pop sensation KINGâ€™s new record â€˜Shit Showâ€™ is sultry, tongue-in-cheek and instantly infectious: a kaleidoscopic neo-soul anthem to kick start your 2019.
Written & directed by KING & Tatjana Tokyo
Shot & edited by: Tajana Tokyo
Produced by VOID aka Berkay Birecikli â€“ whose credits include work with FKA Twigs and Lana del Rey â€“ Shit Show creeps up on you. Starting with sparse chords and stripped back drums, KINGâ€™S breathy vocal soon takes centre stage with lyrics that are at once powerfully independent and self-depreciating. And then, out of nowhere, it transforms completely via filtered broken beats and rave-inspired synth stabs for a finale that walks the line between uplifting and poignant.
“â€™Shit Showâ€™ is about how I’m such a loser but I still feel super-cool at the same time. I feel like a lot of music right now is sounding too forced and I don’t want to be a part of that scene. When we sat down VOID and didnâ€™t have any references: it was just fun, playful and effortless.â€ KING
Shit Show will be accompanied by the release of a music video. Directed by KING and Tajana Tokyo, it perfectly encapsulates the playful nature of the record via a mix of still images and ultra-low budget filming, kept in check with her vibrant personality and breathtaking dance ability.
She continues:”The video was easy to create. Tajana Tokyo (from London but lives in LA) has her own style and I wanted her touch on this visual. I felt like doing something with a lot of humor, since pretty much every music video nowadays is so fucking serious. I’m pushing the boundaries with what I’m doing: Iâ€™d rather end up a failing original than a successful copycatâ€. KING