Ayra Starr is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. She’s inspired by musical artists like Angelique Kidjo, Rihanna, Aaliyah, 2Face, and Wande Coal. Bloody Samaritan is one of the songs of her debut album called ‘19 & Dangerous’, talking about the ups and downs found in life, heartbreaks, and how to thrive. Her musical style is influenced by Afropop, Afrobeats, and R&B.
Ayra Starr- Bloody Samaritan
Music Video Review
The video, directed by Ayra Starr, starts with her being surrounded by a small group in a building that has a lot of light coming from the windows. It immediately shows that she’s the center of the attention as they’re all facing inwards as the camera slowly moves in to reveal her. The overhead shot and the title Bloody Samaritan as she stares straight into the video feels powerful just before she starts singing about how nothing can kill her vibe.
The other people in the video are all having a good time dancing to the music and they’re dressed decently. This includes dark-skinned people dressed differently in browns, blues, and blacks but the lady with the pink head covering stands out.
Her vocals are smooth as she sings about how she’s scared of nothing as she chases her dreams. The camera shots the circle around Ayra Starr as her wardrobe changes give her time to shine as she sings about how negative people will never kill her mood. Her surroundings are dark but she’s lighted properly, so, she keeps our attention.
The moments when all of them are dancing like a group, make them look like friends that support each other. It also shows how Bloody Samaritan is a chilled party song that people can have fun with. Her performance when she’s in focus dressed in black dancing and the background looks smoky in blue takes the audience into a different visual space that still keeps up with the pace of the song.
Yay or Nay?
Yay! Worth every beat. See what we did there? Let’s know your thoughts, leave a comment….