Singer-songwriter Lauren Hashian and Grammy-nominated artist Naz Tokio drop a video for their collaborative single “Samson,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Sept. 14).
The video treatment written by Hashian and the visual features the two artists splitting time between glitzy, futuristic interiors and a remote, tribalistic locale inhabited by a pack of wolves. Rife with spellbinding art direction and spotlight features -- including producer Mike Zombie (Drake’s “Started From The Bottom”), Jamaican DJ Marley Waters and fashion model Adonis Bosso, as well as martial arts choreography by Khang Vu and Keenan Car -- the Deangelo Harding & Dustin Shepard-directed video goes above the surreal by adding tactile and practical reality.
“We wanted the ‘Samson’ video to feel very real and symbolic,” Hashian said. “The wolves we shot with represent loyalty, protection and trust. The symbol of the ninjas is also protection and finding your inner strength.
Samson is a warrior and in control of her strength, coming to powerfully protect the people she loves," she adds.
The animals featured in the video were provided by the wolf rescue sanctuary Wolf Connection that also offers youth empowerment programs for at-risk children. For more information, check out their website here.