Watch new music video For “Tiny Little Human” by The Scumfrog

Grammy-nominated DJ/musician The Scumfrog (aka Jesse  Houk) has released his new song “Tiny Little Human” today, October 16th, along with a captivating  music video featuring LEGO® figures in real-world settings depicting the current realities of social  distancing and quarantine life. The funky new track, written during a  spontaneous songwriting moment in the midst of the global standstill, tackles the challenges of isolation  and the value of human touch. The stellar video was created by Emmy-winning film and video editor  Bob Jenkis (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Chris Isaak) and features photo submissions from fans that truly  speak to the times we’re living in. 

“‘Tiny Little Human’ is about the value of human touch during this pandemic,” shares Houk. “So many  of us had taken human touch for granted until the virus came along. We as humans made it to the top of  the food chain and essentially ‘won earth,’ but what is that worth when we cannot touch each other? The  title ‘Tiny Little Human’ refers to how powerless we can feel without physical interaction, despite all of  our technologies and distractions.” 

The use of LEGO® figures for the visualization of the theme was not only fitting for the title, but it also  inspired many people to participate in the project and send in photographs of mini figures restricted by  social distancing. The photographs represent interpretations of quarantine from all corners of the world.  Some entries even applied tiny homemade masks onto the faces of their LEGO® models.  

Bob Jenkis is no stranger to working with cutting-edge video projects. In 1991, the Emmy winner edited  Chris Isaak’s unforgettable music video for “Wicked Game,” directed by Herb Ritts. Jenkis has also  worked on such memorable music videos as Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation,” En Vogue‘s “Free Your  Mind” and Will Smith’s “Men In Black” along with videos for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sting,  Prince and many more. 

“My first love in filmmaking has always been cutting picture to music,” explains Jenkis. “When you have  a track that is both thoughtful and funky, it’s extra special. This video is truly a community effort that  creates a sense of belonging at a time when separation and loneliness are all too prevalent in our world.” 

“Tiny Little Human” is available now on all streaming platforms via Houk’s new label, Ethereal  Subterranean Recordings. A remix package featuring five additional versions of the song, including  two funky downtempo mixes from The Oddness, a stripped-down haunting techno interpretation from  Pezzner, and a chugging feel-good house anthem courtesy of emerging art collective Voodoo Porn  Space Disco, is also available. download/stream all versions of “Tiny Little Human.”


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