Sami Chohfi loses his heart to love (literally) in the zombiefied video for his blues-rock single Little One — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Marrying fact with fiction, the Seattle singer-songwriter spins the tale on the ups and downs, craziness, and realities of relationships — while the darkly humourous video takes you straight into the heart of the zombie apocalypse.
“Little One was written while watching an episode of one of my favourite TV shows, AMC’s The Walking Dead,” Chohfi says. “I was watching a woman devour her lover and it got me thinking, ‘Wow, this is a lot like a real relationship’ … I wanted to write a catchy blues-rock song with a unique vibe inspired by the one thing that inspires us to be at our most crazy: Love. Little One features Kellii Scott from Failure on the drums. The song also features a ukulele and a 1950s vintage piano solo.”
But it’s the visual component that really brings Chohfi’s story to life … or death. “The song and video tell the story of a romantic relationship that is not only infectious but consumingly toxic in all the right ways,” he says. “Sometimes we find ourselves in love with the wrong person but for some reason we love the way it hurts and we keep coming back for more.
“The music video’s premise is supposed to be comical and fun, with the lead actress slowly turning into a zombie after using an infected mask during the zombie apocalypse at a gas station. The intro features the voice of legendary radio personality Marco Collins over the car radio. We hired makeup artist Christina Kortum, who worked on the American TV show Grimm and is currently working on the new season of American Horror Story, to ensure the special FX makeup was top notch.”