Sufjan Stevens Tags "Renegade" Choreographer for Gentle "Video Game" Visual

A reminder for everyone to “[d]o all things with absolute purity, love and joy.”

By
Music
584 Hypes 0 Comments

With The Ascension set to drop next month, Sufjan Stevens shared a music video for his latest single “Video Game.”

Starring Jalaiah Harmon, best known as the choreographer of the hit TikTok “Renegade” trend, the accompanying visual is a dreamy and relaxing cut that sees Harmon at her most comfortable. “This was my first time being asked to create choreo for a whole song,” the dancer said in a statement. “So I was a little nervous in the beginning, but once I really broke the song into parts and listened to the lyrics over and over, I just put moves together that connected to the words and felt natural for me to do. I think I’m still really trying to get used to this kind of success, so I can’t really define it just yet. I just know that when you work hard and you treat others with kindness and fairness, good things come back to you.”

For Stevens, “Video Game” reminds everyone not to base their worth on someone else’s approval. “It’s unfortunate that we live in a society where the value of people is quantified by likes, followers, listeners and views. So many people are seeking attention for the wrong reasons. I think we should all be doing our best work without looking for accolades or seeking reward,” he explained. ”Just be yourself. Keep it real. Keep it moving. Do all things with absolute purity, love and joy. And always do your best.

He continued, “Jalaiah epitomizes all of this and I’m truly inspired by her. So I thought, “what if we could get Jalaiah to star in a ‘dance video’ about not wanting to star in a ‘dance video?’” I’m so honored she agreed. She clearly owns it, and her work here is beautiful, poignant and true.”

Watch Sufjan Stevens’ “Video Game” visual above.

Elsewhere in music, watch Drake and Lil Durk’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” visual here.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Steve-O Tapes Himself to L.A. Billboard to Promote New Comedy Special
Entertainment

Steve-O Tapes Himself to L.A. Billboard to Promote New Comedy Special

The ‘Jackass’ alumnus is back with a brilliant stunt.

Dior's Luxe B01 Sneakers Receives Smooth Italian Calfskin Makeover
Footwear

Dior's Luxe B01 Sneakers Receives Smooth Italian Calfskin Makeover

Replica meets Samba.

Google Creating Global Earthquake Detection Network Using Android Phones
Tech

Google Creating Global Earthquake Detection Network Using Android Phones

Turning them into mini seismometers.


Hasselblad Brings the 907X 50C Concept into Production
Tech

Hasselblad Brings the 907X 50C Concept into Production

Featuring a 50-megapixel digital back.

Notorious B.I.G.'s Son Reworks "Big Poppa" Into House Remix
Music

Notorious B.I.G.'s Son Reworks "Big Poppa" Into House Remix

Honoring the hip-hop legend with a dialed-up dance groove.

Fernando Alonso Develops Super-Limited Bang & Olufsen Collection
Tech

Fernando Alonso Develops Super-Limited Bang & Olufsen Collection

Delivering 14 Beosound Edge speakers and 66 Beoplay E8 Sport Edition wireless earbuds.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.