Harriet Brown’s “MBC” Video Is An ‘80s PSA On Staying Cool

Watch the L.A. artist bust a move and shred guitar.

September 22, 2015
Directed by Jazmin Garcia

If you've ever wanted to attend to a hip '80s rooftop party in Los Angeles, here's your invitation. The black and white video for L.A. artist Harriet Brown's funk-infused pop song "MBC" features Brown and friends showing you how to get down at sunset. The only pops of color throughout are Brown's purple reflective lenses, his blue trousers, and the neon lyrics that dance across the screen—snappy phrases like all night long and stay cool. His whole crew follows his lead, rocking circular lenses, Adidas track jackets, and bucket hats. In true '80s rockstar fashion, Brown concludes the video with a solo shredding session before smashing his guitar to the ground.

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Despite being paired with a fun, lighthearted video, the story behind it is a little deeper. “This song is about a comet," Brown told The FADER via email. "Admired from afar, it is a thing of beauty, a spectacle; but if it gets too close to our system, it becomes a threat, and once it gets near our planet's atmosphere, it becomes a possible meteorite, capable of mass destruction. This could be a metaphor for many different social issues and circumstances, both personal and societal.”

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