Video: Hanni El Khatib – “Penny”

Hanni El Khatib‘s sophomore release Head in the Dirt is grinding its way through the musical landscape of 2013, and the video for his single “Penny” continues to reveal the former HUF art director’s originality and quirky sense of humor. A song that’s ostensibly about finding the perfect, shiny thing to complement your life is set against visuals depicting grimy criminals in jail—a fitting contrast.

Directed by Simon Cahn, the video flips between clips of the prisoners themselves singing the track, a visual feat that adds a humorous twist to a dark idea. Check out the video above and read our extensive profile on Hanni below for more details about his burgeoning musical career.

TAKING FLIGHT: HANNI EL KHATIB