Queer R&B singer Russell Elliot has released his debut single Around, and the accompanying video is a wonderfully executed story of unrequited love.
The clip, choreographed by the award-winning Kuperman Brothers, also features dancer Alonso Guzman as his love interest.
Russell told Smoothie Tunes: “The song is about a boy I met in college. He wanted me but not meaningfully. He wanted me but not as badly as he wanted heteronormativity, or privilege, or comfort.
“Around is the confrontation I couldn’t bring myself to address in the moment. Frankly, it’s the “go fuck yourself” I never gave him in person.”