NYC singer-songwriter John Bee or professionally known as American Opera has premiered a new video for the track “Sand & Seed”, taken from his debut album Small Victories, out now.

Bee tells Huffpost, “My live shows consisted of mostly slow songs so I wanted to write an upbeat number that would change up the pace. The song is about the process of pouring all of your time and energy into something that ultimately blows up in your face, wondering why you do it, remembering why you do it, and continuing to do it.”