After releasing his debut album Speechless last year, R&B crooner Sebastian Mikael puts out a visual for a new song called “Money.”
“The song is about a stripper grinding who’s way smarter than she looks,” he tells Boombox. “She plays people for money. She’s looking for a come-up, so she does whatever for the money, but she’s gonna go beyond what everybody thinks. Being a stripper is just the phase she’s in now,” Mikael adds.
The video could have went the expected route; clips of exotic dancers swinging around poles, slo-mo twerking, etc., but director John Greene and Mikael took a different approach. A scantily clad woman appears only a few times on the clip, while images of Mikael intermixed with winterscapes takes precedence.