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Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key Spoofs Whiplash in Bhi Bhiman’s New Music Video

Keegan-Michael Key.

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Bhi Bhiman, the folk-rock singer whose sharp lyrics and honeyed voice have spurred comparisons to Woody Guthrie, will release his new album, Rhythm & Reason, this week. In advance of the release, he’s shared the “Moving to Brussels” music video, which stars a familiar face: Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key, who spoofs Whiplash’s Terence Fletcher by interrupting Bhiman whenever the song is “not quite my tempo.”

Key also riffs on Fletcher’s demanding personality, at one point asking Bhiman to play “all of the woodwinds from the middle of the tragedy after Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle have been killed on Tatooine.” The singer can’t quite muster that one, but “Moving to Brussels” is great—a rich, rollicking tune held aloft by Bhiman’s croon.