What do you do when you get an email from Brittany Howard asking you to be in her next music video? You obviously say yes. That’s exactly what Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, Terry Crews did. According to a press release, the Alabama Shakes frontwoman emailed Cruz asking him to be a part of the video for “Stay High” and explained how the song is about her beloved father.
Howard offered to film the video in Los Angeles so it could be convenient for Crews, but he insisted it be filmed in Athens, Alabama, Howard’s hometown. The resulting video, directed by Kim Gehrig, is tender, endearing, and the perfect sample of Howard’s upcoming album.