Musician Sufjan Stevens was so inspired by Jalaiah Harmon, the teen who created the popular Renegade dance that went viral on TikTok earlier this year, that he teamed up with the dancer for his new music video.
Stevens’ new music video for “Video Game” is based on the idea that “your worth (invaluable) should never be based on other people’s approval (ephemeral),” he told Vulture in a statement. Harmon, he continued, “epitomizes all of this,” adding that he’s “truly inspired by her.”
“So I thought, ‘What if we could get Jalaiah to star in a ‘dance video’ about not wanting to star in a ‘dance video?,’” Stevens said. “I’m so honored she agreed.”