While singer/songwriter Sami Chohfi is based in Seattle, he is undeniably a modern citizen of the world. Known for his charismatic stage presence and ability to captivate a live audience his debut solo album, Extraordinary World, tells a story written across six countries. His songs and videos are featured on MTV and the Rolling Stone. From his journeys across the globe to tours with his band Blue Helix across Brazil, Chohfi’s songwriting takes a rock upbringing and spins it with musical influences from around the world.
Extraordinary World showcases Chohfi's ability to inspire his listeners by transporting them into the majestic scenes he’s witnessed over the past few years, whether in Cambodia, France, India, Kenya, or The Philippines. Sami's music videos "This Majesty & "Dirty Your Soul" filmed in India were recently featured on the Rolling Stone India. His new single "Little One" is currently on rotation all across Brazil. Sami has interviews in Portuguese currently featured on sites Kboing and Terra Brasil. His video for "Little One" is featured on Music Box Brasil and his video Extraordinary World is now on Brasil's Globo Canal BIS Setlist.
As of October 2021, Sami is on his 4th tour in Brazil. He has also toured in the USA, Cambodia, Armenia, India, Japan and the Philippines.
Find Your Sound - “Little One” Has Rock-Blues Artist Sami Chohfi’s Heart in New Single
Expertly spinning the yarn on a familiar fable of falling for and failing to reckon when it falls apart, Chohfi’s exquisite lyrics, delivered in his signature rasp and undeniable singing prowess, bring a modern flair and uniqueness to the track’s unrequited love story.
Rolling Stone - Hear Seattle Rock Artist Sami Chohfi’s Uplifting New Song ‘The Awakening’
The artist steers perspective towards celebrating “beautiful uniqueness” and encourages people to be less judgmental or driven by comparison. “We try to be someone we are not, and question ourselves for being who we are. People are on their phones with facial filters to change how they look on social media just to feel accepted. Likes and thumbs up have become our new addiction, leading to depression and self-harm. We judge without reason and we assume the worst in each other. This song is about the need for economic, social and individual change. I still believe we can walk hand in hand into a better future once we realize that we are sleeping wide awake.”
Driven by Chohfi’s airy vocal harmonies as well as his conviction-heavy, soulful rock vocals, “The Awakening” is also accompanied by an animated lyric video. To keep the message and reach as global as possible, the subtitles for the lyrics have been translated into Hindi and Portuguese.
Sami Chohfi's song "Tidal Wave"was featured for 90 seconds on Season 5 episode 4 of CBS (Paramount Plus) Seal Team
Pop Cyber Entrevista: Sami Chohfi fala sobre o clipe de “Little One”
Pop Cyber – De onde veio a inspiração para essa música?
Quanto eu assisto TV, geralmente tenho uma das minhas guitarras em mãos. Eu estava assistindo um episódio de um dos meus programas favoritos, chamado The Walking Dead, onde uma zumbi estava devorando o seu parceiro vivo e de repente comecei a escrever um riff de rock blues muito cativante. Me inspirei a escrever algo realmente diferente, é meio assustador, mas com uma pegada legal e um toque de humor sarcástico. Sempre escrevo as letras das minhas músicas depois de compor a melodia vocal. As palavras surgiram na manhã seguinte. Decidi escrever essa música sobre um relacionamento tóxico que não é apenas contagioso, mas também corrosivo em todos os sentidos. Acho que todo mundo já viveu em um relacionamento ruim do qual você sabe que deveria sair, mas você não consegue se libertar daquela pessoa.
“Serenade the Darkness” rolls out on a Latin-tinted melody riding an alluring undulating rhythm. Chock-full of sensuous textures topped by Sami’s longing timbres, the lyrics echo the burning desire of passion amalgamated with the throbbing anguish of heartache. At once seductive and intimate, “Serenade the Darkness” exposes raw vulnerability.
MUSIC VIDEOS ADDED TO MTV/VH1/Music Choice Platforms
The "Extraordinary World" music video filmed all across the world has been added to the MTV VOD, VH1, Music Choice, Much Music and Revolt TV platforms.
Music Videos "Dirty Your Soul" and "This Majesty" were added to the Music Choice, Revolt TV, Much Music and Much More video platforms.
An Extraordinary Journey for a less than Ordinary Artist
"The best songs are unified experiences. Unified means that every element of the composition receives the right amount of attention and the resulting effect is that this is one of the more complete musical experiences you’ll enjoy in recent music history. Much of it is guided by his vocal prowess. Many singers give a fine technical performance, but few are capable of getting completely inside of a song and dominating with sheer force of personality and charisma alike".
“Extraordinary World” is a great example of the ways in which Sami Chohfi blends alternative rock with a strong folk vibe, capturing a genre-transcending sound. The lyrics are incredibly meaningful and relatable, featuring a reflection on thoughts and feelings surrounding feeling alone and feeling inadequate. Despite its lyrical content seeming down, there is a certain solace in the way that Chohfi shares this message, giving feelings of comfort that even if we are alone, we are not alone in feeling that way. I found “Extraordinary World” hits home in all the best ways, with excellent lyrical and musical content
Sami Chohfi finds there’s a bigger purpose in this world than just living it day by day. Described in the single “Extraordinary World,” he ventures out into other countries discovering how his journey across the globe would have a huge influence on his life.
“Extraordinary World” assists his desire to help third world children by buying shoes for them with the profits from his songs and in many other ways.
Making Music In India with Sami Chohfi. Full article here
Novos vídeos: Of Monsters and Men, Bob Mould, Hundredth e Sami Chohfi
Sami Chohfi é um músico norte-americano repleto de conexões com o Brasil que acaba de lançar Extraordinary World, seu primeiro álbum de estúdio.
A canção homônima do trabalho foi o último single lançado, com direito a um vídeo tocante de Sami gravado em diversos lugares do mundo. Sobre a inspiração por trás do clipe, o músico comentou: Link to article here
Singled Out: Sami Chohfi's Extraordinary World (Anti-Music)
Rocker and globe trotter Sami Chohfi just released his new album "Extraordinary World" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the new single and video for the title track "Extraordinary World." Here is the story:
Extraordinary World é um disco sentimental. Cheio de ensinamentos, boas energias e envolvente, ele abraça o ouvinte a cada música que segue, independente da duração. Além de ser bem desenhado e amplamente harmônico, sua qualidade rítmica se deve muito aos músicos presentes na obra.
Lançado em 03 de setembro de 2020 de forma independente, o álbum é harmônico, melódico, comercial e amplamente sedutor. Mas acima de tudo, ele é algo necessário para ser consumido em uma época de incertezas e medos como a que está sendo vivida. A boa música é sempre um remédio. E nisso, Extraordinary World se encaixa muito bem.
Music News - Sami Chohfi spreads the love with new single 'Extraordinary World'
Sometimes in life we meet a total stranger who truly inspires us with their hope and positivity; a stranger that reminds us that there's good in the world, and shows us what it really means to be human. Sami Chohfi was lucky enough to meet a person of this caliber, and then passed the positivity on by writing a beautiful and heartfelt song for all of us to hear with "Extraordinary World."
V13 - Sami Chohfi’s Latest Video Reminds Us of Our “Extraordinary World” [Premiere]
Despite the hardships that 2020 has brought us, it’s an “Extraordinary World” out there and Sami Chohfi is observing it all with his brand new single and album. The title track’s accompanying music video has a certain heartwarming factor about it, a tribute of sorts from Chohfi to the many friends he has made across the globe while on tour in 2018 and 2019. A lot of the video’s footage is taken from his travels across six different countries over these last couple of years, displaying a really compassionate side of the artist, and serving as a reminder of better times where human connection was always there for us to rely on, no matter what life threw our way.
Sami is a proven performer and he certainly knows how to push the buttons. He brings in a little of his Brazilian heritage for the Rhumba based soft Rock of Serenade The Darkness before he’s back into the ballads with All Over Again. Although this one is a bit twee lyrically, it’s very easy to listen to, builds well and Sami’s voice does shine through again.
Rolling Stone India - Sami Chohfi Premieres “This Majesty”
Earlier today, Seattle-based artist and Blue Helix frontman Sami Chohfi announced “This Majesty,” the third single from his debut solo LP out in September, with a video premiere on Rolling Stone India.
Indie Pulse Music - Sami Chohfi New Video "This Majesty"
This track is in itself a spiritual experience, from one magical place in this world to another, the artist is our guide into the most heavenly places on earth, he himself is like a guardian spirit showing us that we are all part of something greater than we perceive. I would say, even though this was his tribute to a loved one, he shows us that even through a tragic loss, we are always with the ones we love and forever part of their lives
Rolling Stone India:Exclusive Premiere:Sami Chohfi Makes Peace with Loss on ‘This Majesty’
The stirring acoustic rock ballad came to Chohfi while he was in Kenya, looking at the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. He says, “To wake to the most beautiful sunrise, be surrounded by such loving people, and experience the majesty that is not only Kilimanjaro but the wildlife of Amboseli Park, the song essentially wrote itself.”
Click here for the full World Premiere of This Majesty on The Rolling Stone
Japan FM - Sami Chohfi sort un nouveau single "This Majesty"
Avec une vidéo tournée sur des sites de renommée mondiale comme le Taj Mahal et des images à couper le souffle de l’Inde dans un monde pré-corona, Extraordinary World nous rappelle que, selon les mots de Chohfi, «tout le monde veut simplement s’intégrer, être aimé et se faire comprendre.
If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell him this: "While life might bruise your body and dirty your soul along the way, you should remember to always find hope in yourself and fight for a better tomorrow". Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself and watch a behind the scenes featurette below
For full Interview & behind the scenes video click here
Sami Chohfi has released a beautiful new track called “Dirty Your Soul”
Sami Chohfi has released a heart warming new track called “Dirty Your Soul” I loved the video to this song because of the vibrant colors and the beautiful children, it gave me a picture of hope. The vocals are great and love the guitar playing. This is such a great song! Be sure to listen for yourself and please share your feedback below. Add this to your playlist today.
Through the scenes of playing with children, you can experience a sense of grace and joy. The video is so beautiful and it is really natural as it moves real scenes from the streets to the screen. If you want to watch a real eye-candy cheerful video, you need to watch Sami Chohfi's "Dirty Your Soul"
“Dirty Your Soul” is a Beatles-esque ode to childlike wonder cutting through the distractions of adulthood. “Soul” is an apt kickoff for Extraordinary World, which was inspired by Chohfi’s travels across six countries over the last two years. Aside from the vicarious images and sounds of traveling in a pre-corona world, Extraordinary World serves as a timely reminder that, in Chohfi’s words, “all people just want to fit in, be loved, and be understood.”
While singer/songwriter Sami Chohfi is 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.
Lead Singer of Blue Helix, Sami Chohfi, Goes Solo With His Upcoming Debut Album “Extraordinary World”
"We are loving the new poignant and heart-searing rock ballad by international singer/songwriter, Sami Chohfi. “Tidal Wave,” is Sami’s second solo release, and is a song about making peace with your past through forgiveness, and is brought to life through Sami’s bright, engaging vocals".
Upcoming Extraordinary World 2020 Tour Dates In Japan and India
Zher the Zoo Yoyogi - February 28th - Tokyo, Japan
Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai - March 1st - Andheri, India
Hard Rock Cafe Gurgaon - March 13th - New Delhi, Gurgaon India
Kiss Fm 92.5 Interview with Sami Chohfi
Join Sami Live on the Air on one of Sao Paulo, Brazil's best Rock radio stations 92.5 Kiss FM August 1st at 9pm. Sami's song "Anodyne" will be featured live on the air during the interview.
2019 Brazil Tour Dates Announced
Sami will be back in Brazil in August 2019 for his second tour. He will be accompanied by Brazilian National Band Mr. Legacy .They will be playing 5 dates together featuring songs from Sami's upcoming debut Album, as well as fan favorites from his Blue Helix catalog.
New Music Video inspired by AMC's The Walking Dead.
Serenade the Darkness
Written and filmed in Sao Paulo, Brazil "Serenade" is a journey through both the passionate and painful stages of a relationship. Introducing Brazilian actress and model Raquel Ferrari
Extraordinary World - Official HD Video
Filmed across 5 continents
"This Majesty" Rolling Stone World Premiere
Filmed across India at locations like the Taj Mahal, and Hawa Mahal "This Majesty" was first released on August 6th on the Rolling Stone.
"Dirty Your Soul" - Official HD Video
As featured on the Rolling Stone India on July 3rd, 2020.
"It's Just Me"
This is Sami's debut singer/songwriter acoustic music video. "It's Just Me" is about being proud of who you are, and accepting that even though fitting in can be easy, being unique and yourself is extraordinary.
Sami Chohfi Performs "The Promise"
Cover of Chris Cornell's song "The Promise"
Sami Chohfi - Autism Awareness and the Healing Power of Music