August 6th, 2020 — 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.

Arguably one of the album’s most personal examples of how his travels across six countries in two years seeped into his songwriting, “Majesty” was written in Kenya’s Amboseli Park in the wake of his older brother’s passing and filmed during travels throughout India.

“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,” Chohfi tells Rolling Stone India about the song.

Chohfi’s debut, Extraordinary World, similarly takes inspiration from two years of travel across Brazil, Cambodia, France, India, Kenya, and The Philippines.

“With every song being born in a different part of the planet, the one thing I can tell you is we are not as different as we think,” Chohfi adds in a recent press release. “I am constantly reminded how all people just want to fit in, be loved, and be understood. This album is a culmination of the last two years of my life and the beautiful interactions with people I have treasured.”

1. Tidal Wave
2. Extraordinary World
3. Dirty Your Soul
4. This Majesty
5. Serenade the Darkness
6. All Over Again
7. Dreams of Yesterday
8. It’s Just Me

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. From his journeys across the globe, as a brand ambassador for the clothing line Be Good to People®, to tours with his band Blue Helix across his family’s native country of Brazil, Chohfi’s songwriting has the unmistakable cross of a rock upbringing spun with influences picked up while traveling the world.

Blending alternative rock with acoustic songwriting, 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 Brazil, Cambodia, France, India, Kenya or The Philippines.

Case in point: “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 the album’s music videos shot at world renowned sites like the Taj Mahal and including breathtaking footage of travel 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.”

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