Don’t we all wish that we could go back to that boundless imagination and creative energy we had as a child? Thankfully, Arizona singer/songwriter Sam Means knew, when he set out to kill a few hours with his six-year-old daughter, Lola Birdie, that he had a brilliant director living under his roof. The result of that playful afternoon was the video for “Other Side Of You,” a track from his latest Hello Records release, 10 Songs.
The song is an insanely catchy indie-pop tune, polished yet lo-fi, a perfect complement to the homemade video. But in case you thought six-year-old girls are all about ponies and rainbows, think again. This video is seriously dark, with a plot so suspenseful, it would make Alfred Hitchcock blush.
Cheers to you, Lola, see you at the Oscars in a few decades. Just make sure to bring dad!
Buy Sam’s latest album and peruse his far out pin collection via Hello Records here.
– Emily Gawlak