Hanni El Khatib, “Penny”

Hanni El Khatib's gorgeous Head In the Dirt was released at the end of April on Innovative Leisure to the appreciation of hi-fi pop melody afficionados everywhere. With its most standout track, "Penny", Hanni El Khatib has delivered a video that shows a little of that well-placed empathy his music is so dense with. The video catches inmates at a jail singing along with the song and it feels like a snapshot of joy in a dark world, or an underplayed critique on the darkness of society when its shown through a shiny lens. It's a cool, captivating video, especially as it streams overtop of a joyous, exciting piano-marked track.