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Flannel Albert handles the awkward office conversations in his “Day Job” video

The Korean-American artist is working two jobs until he can live the dream.

May 08, 2020

Spending time in Portland, Korea, New York, and now, LA, Flannel Albert has had to juggle a lot in his life from managing a solo music career to a 9-5 desk job he clocks into on the weekdays. In his new video for "Day Job," you get to cringe through a morning conversation normally shared with co-workers you pretend to be friends with before it breaks into the self-produced, witty track about his dual life: "When I'm sitting at my desk, man, I really hate y'all/Fuel for my other day job."

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The Vuzoku-directed video that takes place in a generic cubicle also concludes with an homage to the printer scene in Office Space. "Day Job" follows "Dark Liquor as the second of four singles that deal with an artist's vices and insecurities.

In an email, Flannel Albert explained the inspiration for the video: "Over time, I’ve realized I’m blessed to be able to support myself financially, and 'Day Job' is me coming to terms with the fact that I’m on the same level creatively as anyone else. Rather than being overly competitive and worried about what other artists are doing, I’ve learned to focus that energy into making stuff I’m happy about."

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Photo: Eugene Lee

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Flannel Albert handles the awkward office conversations in his “Day Job” video