SHANTI DOPE Shows Us A Different Kind Of "Amatz" With New Single!

Brianne Constantino

Posted at March 22, 2019

Pinoy rap sensation Shanti Dope is back with a brand new track that will hit you hard with a new and different kind of "amatz"!

The song, entitled "Amatz" features a more mature content from the 17-year-old rapper and shows just how much he's progressed in the songwriting department.

The track's music video will be unveiled sooner than you think but while we wait for it to finally hit us, we have everything you need to know about it! MYX was invited last March 11 at Shanti's music video shoot where everything was kept a secret (for a good reason, of course) but now, we can totally spill the beans!

We even got the chance to talk to the MYX Music Awards 2019 nominee during the "secret" shoot. Here's what went down:

According to him, the new track talks about "natural high" and the high he feels when he's making music. "Pino-promote ko yung natural lang, parang yung 'amats' ng musika sa'kin. Tsaka showcase na rin ng skills ko sa rap ngayong 2019... Bagong style kaya dito ko siya nailabas."

Shanti also shared his songwriting process, revealing that he can't write songs all in one sitting due to his packed schedule and other commitments. "'Di ko rin siya magawa ng isang upuan kasi may ginagawa rin ako sa'min, may school din, ganon. 'Di ko siya masingit sa oras, kumbaga hati-hati din." He added that the slow process doesn't matter to him as long as he comes up with a great material.

The music video is shot in different locations and according to Shanti will feature a concept which revolves around nature.

The "Nadarang" hitmaker also said that he's much more confident and comfortable now in front of the camera and judging by his presence during the shoot, we believe him! "Sa una kasi medyo nakakailang pa, nakakahiya pa kasi parang hindi ka pa aware sa ginagawa mo. Pero kapag tumatagal parang gusto mo na lang siyang enjoy-in na lang din, laruin para mawala yung pressure," Shanti explained.

"Amatz" is directed by Hush Magtoto and JC Echanes, the same crew who previously worked on all of Shanti's music videos so we know he's in good hands.

Check out more from our MYXclusive interview with Shanti Dope right here!

You can cast your votes for Shanti at this year's MYX Music Awards. here.

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