Singer, songwriter, and all around whizkid Shamir is no stranger to writing personal songs. He recently sat down with Rookie Magazine to talk about how he navigates his deepest thoughts to write music. Shamir talked about the importance of alone time saying "when I was first learning guitar. I would go in my room, close the door and be writing all day. It’s almost kind of like my therapy, too, to sit there with a guitar in my hand and play and sing." He also premiered the video for his song "In For The Kill," a rather personal track that Shamir described in a press release as "a song for me to show that what I’m doing is not an easy thing. It’s something that I have to work hard towards." Check out the video above and read Shamir's full interview here.