Since leaving Flagstaff earlier this year, musician Mikayla Theone Khramov, or Theone, has done a lot. She's now living in Los Angeles, working for Imperial Vintage Guitars and pursing her film and music career.
She recently released a music video for her new song, "Taken by Love." The track was recorded by Wyatt Blair of Lolipop Records, and the video directed by Robert Kurt Fenske. Khramov says the video is a "Russian spaghetti Western" and experimental "ride down a rabbit hole with a shot of vodka."
Filmed in Flagstaff, Khramov says the song and video are reminiscent of her father and her time in Flagstaff:
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"I tried to write the lyrics in Russian the way my dad would write songs in English. He was an immigrant from Russia who came here with his Russian Folk 'n' Roll band, Limpopo, in the '90s. Members of that band later formed The Red Elvises... We decided to film the music video is Flagstaff because this is where I spent the last six years of my life, playing with my band at the local bars, making my way through college. The opening and closing scenes were filmed at the Museum Club, which was my first real paying gig in town. I owe that bar and its employees a lot, because they gave me a chance when I was still trying to get up on my feet."
Watch the video for "Taken by Love":