ARSHAD – SOMEONE YOU LOVE

Over a year since his release of the Red Alert (EP), my good friend Arshad dropped his highly anticipated, first full length album “Knockout.” It’s only been a little over a week, and it seems to be making quite a buzz with his audience.

On that same note, Arshad released a music video for the first single on the album, “Someone You Love.” If there’s one thing that he goes above and beyond with, it’s definitely his music videos. They’re always filled with great stories, an element that seems to be missing in the commercial music industry. This particular song captures the message of hope and love, so much so, that the proceeds go to Straight but Not Narrow, “an ally organization that prepares and trains young adults on how to become allies of their LGBTQ peers.” Plus, there’s appearances by people you may know or heard of (Cough. Graham. Cough. Jerrel. Cough. Myself. Cough.).

If you’re completely unfamiliar with any of his work, I strongly encourage you to check out his other music video “Red Alert,” and  his track “Girl on Fire” (especially if you’re a fan of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

There’s no knowing where Arshad is going, but I think it’s safe to say it’s nowhere but up.

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE
I played the stereotypical Asian who loves gaming and math. Look at how enthused I was!

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE
We did several takes of Graham and Jerrel shoulder checking me. Thanks for nothing, @$$holes.

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE

I’d never seen the lead actor until my sister rented “Weiner Dog Nationals” from Redbox a couple weeks ago. Super chill kid none the less.

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE

Lastly, shout out to the following people for a good time on set…

DIRECTOR | Arshad Aslam
VIDEOGRAPHER | Luke Dejoras
ASSISTANT VIDEOGRAPHER | John Ngo
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER | Sylvia Gunde
HAIRSTYLIST AND MAKE UP ARTIST | Dawn Trinh
LEAD ACTOR | Brandon Tyler Russell
BULLY 1 | Graham Curran
BULLY 2 | Jerrel Fajardo

ARSHAD | SOMEONE YOU LOVE Rolling Hills Estates, California

Sylvia G Photography



One Comment

  1. Kira wrote:

    Who played the Brother??