Norman Reedus, one of the stars of the hit TV series The Walking Dead, is no stranger to music videos, having been featured in several over the last few years including Lady Gaga’s “Judas.” While Walking Dead fans have been anxious to see his character, Daryl Dixon, hook up romantically on the TV show, Daryl hasn’t had any consummated romantic interests in the last five seasons. However, for fans wanting to see Reedus in a more romantic light, they can now check out Norman in some steamy scenes for Jihae’s new music video for “It Just Feels.”
Who is Jihae, you may ask? According to her website, Jihae is a songwriter and composer who plays multiple instruments and takes a rather avant garde approach to creating music.
“I like to use traditional rock instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, piano, strings and voice, and layer the simple arrangements with soundscapes, beats and synth. Sometimes I incorporate additional earth elements such as the sounds of a wood burning fire, crickets, birds, thunder, and water as well as voice messages or recorded interviews/conversations.”
Jihae also says she likes to work with artists in other mediums, which may explain some of the connection with Norman Reedus, who is a talented fine art photographer as well as an actor and pop culture phenomenon. The title of Reedus’ photography book, The Sun’s Coming Up… Like A Big Bald Head was inspired by experimental musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson’s song “Sharkey’s Day,” and the actor has a history of contributing to lesser known and edgier artists’ projects.
Jihae also contributes to social causes, such as Simon Says Sing For Peace, a children’s game aimed at promoting peace, as well as Rock Camp for Girls. Apparently all that good karma translated into not only getting Norman Reedus in her video, but getting to make out with him. Walking Dead fans who love Daryl Dixon are bound to get a little jealous watching the steamy clip, but it’s only fitting to match Jihae’s deep, sultry vocals.
If you aren’t one of the legions swooning over Norman Reedus, you should still watch the video because the song and video are pretty amazing in their own right. That’s not so surprising when you see the co-writers of this track are the legendary Leonard Cohen and Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics, who is also featured in the vocals for the song. That’s some serious firepower going into this project, so it’s well worth checking out whether you are a fan of Norman Reedus and Daryl Dixon or not.
[Photo – video still from “It Just Feels”]