Celebrated rapper, Diamond D, has teamed up with Ashtin Martin for a brand-new music video for “Live My Life” which bolsters celebratory themes in a cool, laidback style. Surrounded by neon lights in shades of blue and purple, it’s easy to get lost in the easy flow the song’s hook thoughtful rhymes.
“This song is about living in the present and celebrating the good life” says Diamond D, “It was written post pandemic when everything was shut down and morale as a whole was down globally. Rising out of that whole ordeal was the premise of this song. We should all live our lives to the fullest.”
As D works hard to bring some joy back into the everyday, the visuals of the music video are set in lavish hotels, big pools, and expensive cars that cater to a high caliber nightlife that was not accessible during the height of the pandemic. Surrounded by friends, women, and puffs of smoke, there’s sensuality to the whole ordeal that imbues the music with a sense of Zen. Good times and good vibes abound as Martin sings, “Just trying to live my life / Just let me go”.
As an end of summer jam, this is a track that revels in pleasure while managing a steady flow. It winds down the energy level with the sensibility of R&B giving us a nice cool down after a long hot summer. A brief escape from the insanity of the world awaits as we dive into a pool of cool vibrations ready to carry us to the next.
“Live My Life” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The accompanying music video is also available on YouTube. Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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