A dangerously deranged captive, and a soon-to-be helpless captor… but really who is who? Played by singer, real-life boyfriend and the song’s own producer, Christian Blue, ‘REI AMI’ sees the dominating escape and newfound freedom of REI, played by the artist of the record, REI AMI. From helicopter pads to closed down strip clubs, REI’s freedom to terrorize her suppressor feels like a dream come true, but is it really?
24 year old choreographer, viral creator and professional dancer Samantha Long hones all of her talents into one for a fiercely raw and cinematic and self-produced directorial debut in ‘REI AMI’; the South Korean born alt-pop star’s self-titled single from her praised debut mixtape, FOIL, and follow up to critically acclaimed viral single, ‘DICTATOR’.
This marks the first music video directed by long-time collaborator and Creative Director of the artist, Samantha Long. While the two have worked together for years now from the beginning of REI’s career to now her first tour with Tinashe and 88 Rising’s Head In The Clouds Festival, this video is a testament to the art in believing in each other as artists from the beginning, and growing together along the way.
Directed by Samantha Long (USA)