CATIE OFFERMAN COLLABORATES WITH RYAN BEAVER, JOE CLEMMONS, JESSIE JO DILLON, AND BENJY DAVIS ON HER LATEST SONG “I JUST KILLED A MAN”
Catie Offerman made one clear rule when planning the shooting of her music video for the heart-wrenching breakup song “I Just Killed A Man” – her husband, Kolby, couldn’t take on the lead role. Her manager believed it would bring bad luck, so she opted for a former band member to star in the video instead. The task was relatively easy for him; he merely had to lie face down on the bed and play the role of a lifeless body.
The video features scenes of arguments in the driveway, but most of the time, the actor remains motionless until the very end, creating an eerie suspense as viewers wonder if the character is truly dead. As Catie Offerman puts on a trench coat and black gloves and drives away in her car, the video leaves the audience with a lingering sense of mystery and ambiguity, leaving them pondering whether she had just committed a crime of passion.
“It’s like, ‘No, she just broke his heart,'” Offerman said.
Catie Offerman collaborated with Ryan Beaver, Joe Clemmons, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Benjy Davis to write “I Just Killed A Man.” The music video was shot by Taillight – Production Co., and the song was produced by Dann Huff.
Despite the song’s somber theme, Offerman mentioned that they had a wonderful time filming the music video, which happens to be her first. The people involved in the video, including the crew and cast, were either friends or became friends during the process, creating a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.
For Offerman, the most challenging part was acting out the fight scenes with the male lead, as she naturally tends to be a cheerful and smiley person. It took a few attempts to get it right because she kept laughing. To add authenticity to the scene, she improvised and yelled about flight etiquette, drawing from a personal experience with her cast member who didn’t prioritize frequent flyer miles.
“I Just Killed A Man” is not about actual murder, but rather a metaphorical expression of heartbreak. In the song, Offerman narrates a breakup with her partner, causing him significant emotional pain. The artist hopes that both the song and the video captivate audiences and leave them wanting to revisit the experience.
She selected this song as her first radio single because she wanted to make a strong impact and grab people’s attention. As a rising artist, she understands the importance of creating her own path and crafting her unique story. “I Just Killed A Man” sets the stage for her journey in the music industry and introduces her distinct style to the world.