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Sleepy Tom’s latest release is “The Currency.” It’s a mind-bending short film of a music video that personifies Wall Street corporate excess. But don’t worry, it’s not too heady or preachy. And If you liked The Wolf of Wall Street, or better yet The Wolf of Buzzfeed, then this clip will serve as the perfect companion to both.
It begins as an off-kilter documentary, which then takes a dark turn as the music ticks up and the beat drops This is the corporate party to end them all, the last hurrah before the big “Black Monday” crash of 1987, and what comes next is one of those legendary nights these guys will end up recapping to their court-mandated AA groups in a matter of months.
According to Rolling Stone, “The Currency” originally featured vocals. Once those were dumped, the video was shot to help hammer home the intensity of the track. There is a definite tension in the beat that I would argue hardly needs visuals to help get your heart rate up and your feet moving. But paired with the insane clip, it’s enough to make you need to take a break from whatever it is you’re doing and go return some videotapes.
Sleepy Tom’s debut EP, also named “The Currency,” was released last year on Brooklyn’s Fool’s Gold Records. Make sure you pick up a copy even if your next party isn’t a drug-addled Wall-Street bro-fest. Keep up on all of Sleepy Tom’s content by subscribing and see if you can spot his cameo partying in “The Currency.”
Arshan Sadri is the Channel Manager at Brooklyn based, INDMUSIC, YouTube’s largest music Network. He got his start booking comedy and music at the University of Maryland. On weekends he refuses to travel above 14th street, likes to run, and plays in two bands that are just ok. INDMUSIC is YouTube’s Largest Music Network, allowing independent music content creators to monetize their YouTube views without sacrificing creative control or rights to their content.