Top Dawg Entertainment stars Kendrick Lamar and SiR have teamed up on a breezy new song, ‘Hair Down’.
Released yesterday (August 8), the track is the lead single off SiR’s forthcoming full-length, ‘Chasing Summer’, which arrives August 30. It’s a bop for the season: warm, heavy-lidded and sun-seeking, with the R&B artist putting on his slickest moves before K-Dot comes through with his rapid-fire verse. Check it out below.
The accompanying music video, directed by Jack Begert, is as much an ode to Los Angeles as it is a parody of the celeb-hunting tabloid press. In it, SiR cruises around with the windows down, gets into a spot of weed trouble, then appears in sensationalised, TMZ-style footage of the ‘scandal’.
When King Kenny’s verse kicks in, the scene shifts to nighttime, and the clip takes on a delirious mood, coiled in SiR’s drug-addled paranoia and marijuana smoke.
‘Hair Down’ is only Kendrick’s third official feature of 2019, after appearing on 2 Chainz’s ‘Rap or Go to the League’ and Beyoncé’s The Lion King soundtrack. He’s been keeping busy this year, though, inking a performing rights deal with BMI and welcoming his first child with fiancée Whitney Alford.
‘Chasing Summer’ will be SiR’s sophomore album, the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed ‘November’.
Not much has been spilled about the record, but the Inglewood musician said it will take after the success of ‘November’: “Everything that I was nervous about with my last project was the stuff that people kind of connected with the most,” he told Uproxx.