Amir Obe Conjures An Atmospheric Battlecry On “Shadow”

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Def Jam’s Amir Obe has come through with a new single, appropriately titled “Shadow.” And like the track’s namesake, Obe’s approach to structure here is certainly mysterious, beginning with not one but two separate build-ups. The first finds him on his ASMR tip, haunting whispers over a tense synthesizer heartbeat. As that reaches its apex, it unfolds into a more atmospheric soundscape, albeit one with no less tension. Before long, things reach a crescendo and Obe’s vocals finally hit in full — or do they?

Sike, there’s another build — this one slightly more menacing than the last, driven by Obe’s tight melody. “Wave hello to my shadow,” he sings, over spooky string hits. “Darkness my protection, no I never needed more / we can go to battle, wave hello my friend / there’s blood on the gravel, I’m still beside you in the end.” And with that, all hell breaks loose.

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Check out “Shadow” for yourself now, and show some love for Amir Obe’s bold new single right here — what do you think of this cinematic drop?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Darkness my protection, no I never needed more
We can go to battle, wave hello my friend
There’s blood on the gravel, I’m still beside you in the end

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