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Shakalak underline the importance of human compassion on new single ‘Kindness’ (premiere)

Shakalak underline the importance of human compassion on new single ‘Kindness’ (premiere)

Luke Sharkey

Dublin psychedelic hip-hop group Shakalak are premiering their fourth single, entitled ‘Kindness’ on the site today.

This five-minute tune is a dose of down-tempo, hypnotic hip-hop.

There’s a mantra which echoes throughout the song’s run time “This is called kindness/Not a form of weakness”. That’s right at the core of what Shakalak’s new song gets at, the need for compassion and its value in everyday modern life.

Shakalak - Kindness

The vocal performance falls in the blurred lines between hip-hop and spoken word. Its delivery is soft, tinged in a Dublin drawl, allowing the words and their impact to, in a sense, speak for themselves.

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The video is shot by fisherman and photographer Padhraic Cuthbert, you can check out more of his stuff here.

The band are going to be playing a single launch gig for ‘Kindness’ in Bloody Mary’s on March 20th. Tickets, at €10+, are on sale now here.

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