Freekbass & Sammi Garett Share ‘The Maze’ Video
Garett is a member of the Freekbass-led band The Bump Assembly and the two musicians have collaborated on previous tracks like “Gettin' On” and “Runaway.” For “The Maze,” the duo also brought in Turkuaz saxophonist Greg Sanderson to add horn parts.
“We started with a track that I had been working on in the studio for a bit. The groove had an ’80s vibe, and felt like it needed to go full-fledged Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam meets Sheila E,” Freekbass told L4LM. “I sent [Sammi] the basic track, and a few days later she sent back a slammin’ concept with lyrics and melody. Greg Sanderson heard the track and sent along the perfect horn parts, on top of that. A few times back and forth, and we had it.”
Sammi drew inspiration for the song and video concept from her love of the Jim Henson film, Labyrinth, which stars David Bowie. She spoke about her recollections of the movie. Read her words below:
I remember going to Blockbuster and renting the VHS over and over again! Then my amazing parents bought me my very own copy! So I could watch it without the late fees. I remember bringing it on playdates I went on, too. Trying to show all my friends the awesome work of art that is Labyrinth. I guess I couldn’t leave home without it! I mean, David Bowie and Jim Henson?! Come on! Jim Henson’s work is also just so iconic and very nostalgic. If you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it! And then maybe The Dark Crystal. I also named our late, great family dog Toby. IYKYK.
Watch Freekbass and Sammi Garett’s video for “The Maze” below: