“Demeanour” is the sixteenth track from the late American rapper Pop Smoke and his second posthumous album “Faith“, which was released on the 16th July 2021. “Faith” was released four days before what would have been the rappers 22nd birthday. Sadly, Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a home invasion in February 2020. The track features British singer Dua Lipa, who makes an appearance in the second hald of the song.
The disco-pop track details Pop Smoke’s romantic preferences, as well as singing about being intoxicated, and being confident. Dua Lipa‘s verse acts as a tribute to Pop Smoke as well as an ode to female empowerment. However, some Pop Smoke fans were unhappy with Lipa’s verse, stating that they did not feel it would fit the type of music that Pop Smoke would produce if he was alive today.
The music video for “Demeanour” was released on Pop Smoke‘s official YouTube channel on the 29th July 2021. Directed by Australian-American director Nabil Elderkin. The video takes places during the 19th century and is inspired by the Age of Enlightenment and the era of Marie Antoniette. Viewers are shown a large dinner party where the head of the table shows a ghostlike figure of Pop Smoke, and Dua Lipa performs. Pop Smoke is also shown in a painting honouring him, with the art style mimicking that of infamous Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper“. As of the 10th August 2021, the video has received over 4.5 million views and 185 thousand likes.
Read the lyrics to “Demeanour“ here.