Hawaiian-born, Long Beach-based songwriter Lionel Boy shares the official music video to “Mango Michelada,” the silky smooth, artfully laid-back tune off his debut, self-titled album. The track is accompanied by lo-fi, documentary-style visuals, shot by Casey Liu and Lionel, that quite literally take the viewer along for a ride.
“‘Mango Michelada’ was made during two short months right before the pandemic between me, my friend Jacqueline and my girlfriend Casey.” Notes Lionel Boy. “The opening lines of this song, “Mango Michelada with Clamato…” were just words Jacqueline started reading off her beer can during mic check. Besides that one line and the title, the song really has nothing to do with the beverage. It’s a random title for a song we wrote during the oddest year of our lives.”
“We wanted the music video to convey the same emotions we were all collectively feeling last year.” Lionel Boy continues. “From being cooped up in a small studio space drinking mango micheladas to being holed up at home during quarantine. Casey grabbed our vx camera and we all took turns driving around San Pedro and Long Beach, cooped up in Jacqueline’s car.”