We all know the majority of songs are written about love, or hate, or getting wasted at the weekend.
But Pakistan-born singer-songwriter, SHK, was inspired to write his latest single from a completely unique angle – in tribute to one of his personal heroes.
This hero just happens to be the legendary mixed-martial artist and the longest reigning UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
SHK has used the inspiration of the fighting champion, regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, as the basis of his new song ‘Undefeated’. Nurmagomedov has an undefeated record of 29 wins and 0 losses.
The new song aims to project a message to everyone, whether a postman, a schoolchild or a nuclear physicist; no matter how impossible it may seem, follow all your dreams in life.
SHK wants to promote the idea that we should all remain undefeated, no matter what kind of circumstances life tries to fight you with.
SHK, named, Shahzad Khan is originally from Pakistan but now lives in Reading, England. Both and singer-songwriter and a poet, he is also a keen researcher of spirituality, Sufism and self-reformation.
His other great passion is for martial arts; combining all these elements together is the magic behind his newly released single. The pop-rock track not only sticks in your head for weeks melodically, but also imparts a strong life message lyrically.
The success of his hero Nurmagomedov, with his extraordinary run of victories and his status amongst fans and fellow competitors, is reflected in SHK’s track. Throughout the fighter’s career, he has remained a devout Muslim, and the first of his faith to win a UFC title.
‘Undefeated’ highlights that despite the provocations and obstacles presented to you in you life, you can remain true to who you are really and still be a champion.
SHK was previously the songwriter and guitarist for the band WAJD in Pakistan, but has since moved on to create his own sound.
‘Undefeated’ and its accompanying music video was released just in time for Nurmagomedov’s latest title fight against Justin Gaethje, which he won. After his win, he announced his retirement from the sport.
However, Nurmagomedov is set to fight against Irish fighting legend Conor McGregor early next year. Let’s see if he still remains undefeated.
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