Actor and musician Jeremy Shada Unveils Official Video For New Single “If Looks Could Kill” from Debut Album ‘VINTAGE’
With the assist from producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, it’s a collection of autobiographical vignettes fusing pop music’s greatest eras to redefine romance in the modern age. Across 12 tracks, Jeremy explores the crooners of the ‘20s to the funk lines of the ‘70s to the catchy hard-hitting pop melodies of the ‘80s through present day. In the new single “If Looks Could Kill,” the rising talent channels all things James Bond 007—the mystery of classic film noir, the seduction of the thrill and chase, and the timeless charm of a suit and tie.
Shada says: “Lyrically, ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is about hitting emotional rock bottom and falling prey to bad decisions that you hope will dull the emotional pain from your past, but ultimately a momentary pleasure can lead to a long lasting regret. I wanted to compose the song in a way that makes it feel like a James Bond song. Sonically the song has a moody orchestral feel to it which hits home the cinematic spy movie aspect. I grew up loving James Bond movies and always wanted to make a song for one. Since that’ll probably never happen officially I just decided to make one unofficially.”
The release went on to receive praise from Entertainment Weekly and HollywoodLife to start, the latter raving that the song “gets stuck in your head with its infectious beat and surging, neon-soaked production…” Recently, he also revealed “This Feels Right”—the Michael Jackson and the Bee Gees-inspired bop that dropped alongside the official homemade-style video filmed inside the magical world of Disney. Marrying the funk pop of the ‘70s with his modern love poetics, the track details finally finding the right person for you and the euphoric comfort of knowing you’re exactly where you need to be. Jeremy Shada tells American Songwriter, “There’s just a fun wholesome vibe to those ’70s pop songs and you can’t help but get swept up in wanting to dance… I just wanted to make a song that would make people smile, dance, and think of their special someone!”
Shada adds: “As an actor, I am happy to be a faithful soldier. I enjoy being able to bring other people’s stories to life. But once I started writing music, I realized this was my way of getting to tell the stories that I wanted to tell.”