Capital Cities’ frontman Sebu is best known for putting smiles on people’s faces with pop hits like “Safe and Sound” – and for his luxuriant, Rolling-Stone-approved beard.
In the brand new music video to his latest single “Have You Ever Hurt Somebody” – https://youtu.be/84Cv7rxS6BU – Sebu grabs an electric razor and does the unthinkable. He shaves off his beard and reveals a new side of him, literally and figuratively. We get to see and hear a deeper, darker Sebu.
The video—a mesmerizing short film co-directed by Sebu and ACRS (Wale/Dua Lipa)—is going viral. It co-stars Armenian superstar songstress Sirusho whose rabid fans are happy to see the two singers reunite. Previously, Sebu wrote, produced and sang on Sirusho’s dual-language dance anthem “Vuy Aman” which, by the way, will be re-released—with a hypnotic new arrangement—on Sebu’s forthcoming solo debut album, Many Faces.
A stripped-down live acoustic version of “Have You Ever Hurt Somebody” and a dance remix by Galestian will be released in the coming weeks.
To those who miss the beard, Sebu asks us not to worry: “We shot the video nine months before it came out. The beard is totally back.”