Today we have such a wonderful and insightful surprise for all of you fanatics of #indie out there. Today we have a ‘beyond’ in-depth interview with world-traveled and renowned artist Sami Chohfi.
Sami is the type of artist that holds the world in his heart and wears that heart on his sleeve. To listen, in this interview, how and why his songs came to be is not only an inspiration for the musician but a lesson in humanity. I wish more people were like Sami. The world would be a much kinder place. and, in this interview, we get a history and reasoning behind his new single and video titled ‘This Majesty’ (video below) as well as his upcoming album titled ‘Extraordinary World’.
The video and track titled ‘This Majesty’ we get but a glimpse of Sami’s style and soul. As a musician, a person, and a world traveler. Filmed on location in India (details below) ‘This Majesty’ shows the majestic side of merging song, solitude, and serenity in ways that only a person listening with an open mind can truly understand. Open that mind and heart and inherit the message that we are all individuals that form a collective known as the world.
The video and single ‘This Majesty’ is out as of today (August 7, 2020). The full album ‘Extraordinary World’ releases on September 1, 2020, via all digital platforms.
Featured image by Alexandre Suplicy.
This Majesty was written in Amboseli National Park, Kenya shortly after the passing of Sami’s older brother Joshua. The production team felt the video for this song needed to be filmed in the most stunning and grandiose of locations of India, including Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, and the Taj Mahal.
Sami’s Personal Notes about the song: I remember my time in Kenya so very vividly, waking up in the morning to the most beautiful sunrises and gazing off into the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. When we lose the ones we love we feel an emptiness. I am reminded constantly that those who have gone from our lives are always with us. In our triumphs and failures, in our happiness and grief and in all the magical moments we continue to experience.
While Sami Chohfi is a Brazillian-American singer/songwriter based in Seattle, he is undeniably a modern citizen of the world. His upcoming solo debut, Extraordinary World, was written across six countries over the last two years. From his journeys across Cambodia, France, India, Kenya, and The Philippines as brand ambassador for the clothing line Be Good to People® to touring with his band Blue Helix across his family’s native country of Brazil, Chohfi’s songwriting takes a rock upbringing and spins it with musical influences from around the world.
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About 2 hours ago from Sami Chohfi's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone
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Next show is on December 10th @HardRock Manila in Makati City!
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His upcoming single, “This Majesty” is arguably one of the album’s most personal examples of how travel seeped into his songwriting, written in Kenya’s Amboseli Park in the wake of his older brother’s passing.
“He loved climbing the highest mountains and I was constantly reminded of him as I gazed upon Mt. Kilimanjaro,” Chohfi adds. “In my experience from the many cultures I have been exposed to over the last two years, most believe that when we lose someone we love, we never truly lose them. I don’t think I will ever feel like those I loved and lost are gone from this place… we carry them with us.”
With a video shot at world-renowned sites like the Taj Mahal and breathtaking footage of India in a pre-corona world, Extraordinary World serves as a timely reminder that, in Chohfi’s words, “all people just want to fit in, beloved, and be understood.”